• Myles Shin

Today I Learned... About John Bolton

John Bolton is President Donald Trump's military advisor and he has gone under quite a lot of criticism recently. Four years ago, he was one of the top advocates for the Iraq War and is trying to lobby for it again now. He also wanted Trump to get in a war with North Korea, even though Trump is trying to have a good relationship with North Korea. He is a hardcore conservative and a strong lobbyist for war, especially a war in Iraq. He wants the United States army to be ready right away and possibly bomb those in Iraq.

Bolton is escalating this situation way too quickly. As of now, there is no point to get in a war with Iraq. We are on good terms with them and does not make sense to make the United States go into even more debt. The United States cannot listen to Bolton about war or the situation will just get worse.


Tracy, Abigail. “Is John Bolton Replaying His Iraq War Playbook with Iran?” The Hive, Vanity Fair, 16 May 2019,