Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/02/23/Uncommon_Knowledge_John_Bolton Although John Bolton says the situation in Iraq is far from resolved, he hopes that President Barack Obama takes advantage of recent successes. "I think President Obama should declare victory, that would be the smart thing to do," says Bolton. ----- "Were we right to go to war in Iraq?" With this question as a point of departure, Peter Robinson explores with Ambassador John Bolton U.S. foreign policy successes and failures during the Bush years and assesses the current challenges from the usual suspects: North Korea, Russia, and Iran. Bolton sees a power shift in the Middle East that would be fundamental, calamitous, and irreversible should Iran get nuclear weapons. A senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, John Bolton served in the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush in the Departments of State and Justice. During the administration of George W. Bush he served as undersecretary of state for arms control and international security and as an ambassador to the United Nations. - Hoover Institution John Robert Bolton is an American diplomat in several Republican administrations, served as the interim U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations with the title of ambassador, from August 2005 until December 2006, on a recess appointment. His letter of resignation from the Bush Administration was accepted on December 4, 2006, effective when his recess appointment ended December 9 at the formal adjournment of the 109th Congress. Bolton is now a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he writes about business and politics, edits Hoover's quarterly journal, the Hoover Digest, and hosts Hoover's television program, Uncommon Knowledge.
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