Romney surrogate calls U.S. response in Libya 'limp-wristed'
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and surrogate for presidential hopeful former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) John Bolton harshly criticized the Obama administration’s response to the violence in Benghazi, Libya earlier this month, calling the U.S. response “limp-wristed."
The Bush appointee was speaking to Fox News on Friday when he used the homophobic insult, which, as Think Progress noted, is “usually used as a slur against or allusion to gay men” and to connote weakness.
“The US is viewed under Obama as weak, as Sen. McCain said, as declining in influence dramatically in the Middle East, pulling out of Iraq, intending to pull out of Afghanistan,” Bolton alleged, “having a limp wristed reaction to the assassination of four American diplomats.” - From RawStory, rawstory.com
John Bolton is disgusting. He never saw combat in Vietnam -- although he supported the war -- because he joined the Maryland Army National Guard. His former boss, George W. Bush, did the same thing by joining the Texas Air National Guard.
In fact, the Navy deployed ships off the Libyan coast on Sept. 12, the day after the attack, and deployed a group of Marines called a Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team to Libya to secure U.S. facilities. This team is specially trained to guard, defend, or retake diplomatic installations.
John Bolton is a bellicose loud-mouth neocon bomb-thrower who has always been part of the problem, not part of the solution.