Bolton: Interventionism vs. Non-Interventionism Debate Is ‘Very Unproductive’

Former United States ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition spring leadership meeting at The Venetian Las Vegas on March 29, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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While Former UN Ambassador John Bolton was careful not to discuss any potential role in a Trump administration or take on recent criticism from Senator Rand Paul, he did tell Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam on Thursday, “You hear a lot of debate about interventionism versus non-interventionism. I find that debate very unproductive.”

“To me,” continued Bolton, “it’s like saying, ‘Do you prefer a spoon or a knife?’ The immediate next question is, ‘For what?'”

Bolton described the two approaches to foreign policy more as “tools” to be used in any particular case, as opposed to set policy. “You do what’s appropriate,” said Bolton. “You don’t decide on a tool before you decide what your policy is.”

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