John Bolton for Secretary of State!

By Robert Wright

I found this discussion between two veteran watchers of the Washington foreign policy scene--Heather Hurlburt and Dan Drezner--pretty frightening.

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I mean, it's not that I think Mitt Romney really would make John Bolton his Secretary of State. But that serious people are even talking about this is testament to how heavily Romney's foreign policy advisers tilt toward the neocon/uberhawk end of the Republican Party. And note that even Hurlburt, the more skeptical of the two, concedes that it would be awkward if a President Romney couldn't find some high-prestige position for Bolton--a man whom Drezner, who is no lefty, calls "borderline delusional" (a characterization I personally consider too generous by half).

Geez, the next thing you know Romney will be thinking about having a birther speak at the GOP convention!

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