Like just about all the speakers this weekend, John Bolton didn’t hold much back in his criticism of Barack Obama.
A few notable words:
On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama was not qualified to be President of the United States. Today, 13 months later, Barack Obama is still not qualified to be President of the United States.
He doesn’t really care about foreign policy – he just addresses foreign policy issues when he has to.
He sees American decline as a natural phenomenon.
He brings to the presidency unequalled multilateralism compared to any president since Woodrow Wilson.
He doesn’t see the world as being threatening.
He’s been called the first post-American president – beyond all that “patriotism stuff.”
Reagan was all about America. Obama says we are “above that” now.
He repeatedly sends signs of weakness to the world that our adversaries can see very clearly.
The President has three years left – I say that very confidently.
As difficult as this first year has been, I think there’s worse ahead.