Amb. John Bolton: Obama abandons Reagan’s ‘peace through strength’ strategy

Obama is exploring aggressive, unilateral measures – that likely exceed his presidential authority – to empty the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention facility and to send those terrorists to U.S. prisons in places like Kansas and Colorado or to prisons in Oman, Yemen, Kazakhstan and Estonia, warns one of the nation’s top diplomacy and national security experts.

In recent years, we have seen the dangerous consequences as Barack Obama consciously abandoned Ronald Reagan’s commitment to ‘peace through Ronald Reaganstrength, according to security and safety experts such as Ambassador John Bolton, head of the Bolton Political Action Committee (PAC

“People are worried about what [the attack in San Bernardino] implies for their safety all across the country. This was not an attack on an icon in New York or Washington– this was in a neighborhood in a city that could be in any one of the fifty states,” according to John Bolton.

“I think, just as last summer when ISIS began beheading Americans and others overseas, Americans by and large are saying, ‘We don’t feel safe, we want to know what our leaders are doing.’ I think the President is very worried about the implications for the remainder of his term and,to be blunt about it, the 2016 elections,” said the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

The John Bolton PAC was founded to raise the importance of American national security in Federal elections. Protecting our vital individual freedoms at home requires securing America’s interests in a challenging world.

The PAC was organized by former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John R. Bolton. Ambassador Bolton has previously served in numerous positions in the national government, including Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security and Assistant Attorney General in charge of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division. He is also the author of the best-selling book Surrender Is Not an Option: Defending America at the United Nations and Abroad.

“Obama’s economic policies are undermining the foundations of our national economy, with a national debt rapidly approaching 17 trillion dollars, which amounts to over $53,000 debt per U.S. citizen and an astonishing $148,000 debt per U.S. taxpayer. By weakening our long-term economic strengths and by massive cuts to our defense budget, Obama is dangerously eroding our military, reducing our ability to respond to foreign threats. Our friends and allies question our resolve, and our enemies no longer fear us, as the tragic murder of four Americans in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 demonstrates only too clearly,” Bolton said.

Edited by Jim Kouri

Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He's formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show.. He's former chief of police at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at St. Peter's University and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.

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