March 26, 2018
The American Mideast Coalition for Democracy (AMCD) lends its full support and sends congratulations to Ambassador John Bolton on his recent appointment as National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump.
Ambassador Bolton combines extensive government and foreign policy experience with a refreshing candor and a willingness to entertain unorthodox positions on many issues. Like President Trump, Bolton is not easy to categorize, but is nonetheless highly pragmatic. Like Secretary of Defense Mattis, he is a student of history and like Secretary of State designate, Mike Pompeo, he has a deep and broad intellectual understanding of the competing forces and factions in the world today. He is a strategic thinker who takes the long view and this is exactly what is needed in a National Security Advisor.
“I think this is an excellent move on the part of President Trump,” stated AMCD advisor, Dr. Walid Phares, “Initially Ambassador Bolton would have been one of the logical choices for Secretary of State in view of his experience at the UN. But in the present circumstances as the US has been and is facing significant challenges worldwide from North Korea to Iran and still dealing with ISIS in addition to tensions with Russia, the choice of John Bolton for the national security advisor position is the right one. The White House and Congress both need him there at this particular junction.”
“This is the right appointment at the right time,” said AMCD President John Hajjar. “Having worked with Ambassador Bolton in the past, we know how effective he can be.”
“Concerning Lebanon, Ambassador Bolton was instrumental in getting UNSCR 1559 passed while he was at State Department,” added AMCD Co-Director Tom Harb. “He also pushed UNSCR 1701, but unfortunately, Lebanese politicians didn’t live up to those resolutions to stand up against Iran.”
“Ambassador Bolton is the must have national security advisor who has the courage and ingenuity to fully implement the Trump foreign policy agenda,” said Iranian-American AMCD board member Hossein Khorram. “Ambassador Bolton’s uncompromising position on preserving our liberties here at home is most remarkable. As to our foreign policy, Ambassador Bolton believes that America, a benevolent superpower, is capable to lead the world to peace and prosperity through strength.
“Ambassador Bolton correctly believes that we no longer can wait for the Iranian and North Korean existential threat to the United States to go away on its own,” continued Mr. Khorram. “I congratulate President Trump for this courageous appointment.
“Out of the box policies John designed, such as the Proliferation Security Initiative, helped lay the groundwork for an international consensus against Iran and North Korea’s deadly WMD programs. Because of this work, John was co-nominated along with me for the Nobel Peace prize in 2006,” said AMCD advisor, Kenneth R. Timmerman. “Americans can sleep better at night knowing John will be helping the President to guide our nation through the challenges that face us. It is a great honor to support him as our national security advisor.”
AMCD will support Ambassador Bolton in every way possible as he works to advance the policies of President Donald Trump.