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John Bolton Quotes

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There is no patriotic obligation to help advance the career of a politician who is otherwise pursuing interests that are fundamentally antithetical to your values. That's not the call of patriotism.

I don't think Hamas will be satisfied simply ruling the Gaza Strip.

There's no such thing as the United Nations. If the U.N. secretary building in New York lost 10 stories, it wouldn't make a bit of difference.

There's no doubt that Iran funds and supplies Hamas with weapons.

I am all in favour of democracy in Iraq.

It's not natural disasters that are to blame for the deprivation of the North Korean people, but the failed policies of Kim Jong Il.

It's very personal in its politics, very bitter and very negative.

The Nobel Peace Prize has become hopelessly politicized. I think it cheapens the prize itself.

There is no such thing as the United Nations.

There's no religious test under the constitution. That's what it says. Period.

You don't need to spend tens of millions of dollars on political consultants to tell you what you think when you already know what you think.

I think the International Criminal Court could be a threat to American security interests, because the prosecutor of the court has enormous discretion in going after war crimes. And the way the Statute of Rome is written, responsibility for war crimes can be taken all the way up the chain of command.

I've been subject to how many security clearance procedures and I must say as irritating as some people may find them I think they are absolutely essential to making sure that people who work in sensitive positions in the national security field in our government are entirely loyal to the United States.

Just as the Security Council was largely irrelevant to the great struggle of the last half of the twentieth century - freedom against Communism - so too it is largely on the sidelines in our contemporary struggles against international terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

We estimate that once Iraq acquires fissile material - whether from a foreign source or by securing the materials to build an indigenous fissile material capability - it could fabricate a nuclear weapon within one year.

I haven't given up on the possibility that sweet reason will prevail.

Diplomacy is not an end in itself if it does not advance U.S. interests.

My philosophy is not a bean-counting, accounting 'look at this.' It is a philosophy that smaller government is better government, and government that is closer to the people is best of all.

I don't do carrots.

Well, I'm a libertarian conservative, so I believe in limited government/maximum individual freedom.