John Bolton disagrees with Iraq withdrawal: ‘We’re still in Germany, Japan’

By Andrew Jones
Saturday, October 22, 2011 16:40 EDT
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In his disgust with President Barack Obama removing troops with Iraq, former U.S. ambassador to the UN John Bolton viewed the move as the U.S. “giving up.”

Appearing on Fox News’ On the Record Friday evening, Bolton wanted the United States to apply what they did after World War II in regards to Iraq instead of Obama following through on a campaign promise and the Bush administration’s agreement for the U.S. to withdraw.

“I think this is a mistake,” he said. “We have lost influence over the government of Iraq. If we had pulled out of Germany 9 years after World War II, that would have been 1954, not the most optimal time in light of Cold War circumstances.”

When host Greta van Susteran asked Bolton when the U.S. should leave Iraq in his mind, Bolton replied, “We’re still in Germany, we’re still in Japan.”

WATCH: Video from Fox News, which appears on October 21, 2011.

(Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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