Monday, January 31, 2011

Bolton: Obama 'basically doesn't are about' foreign policy

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton said Friday that Obama “basically doesn’t care about” foreign affairs, considering them ancillary to his domestic agenda. He said he thinks Obama’s view of the United States’ role in the world is comparable to that of failed presidential candidate Michael Dukakis.

“I think the most significant aspect of the president’s approach to foreign and national security policy is that he basically doesn’t care about it,” Bolton said in a Capitol Hill speech organized by the Defense Forum Foundation.

He later added that he thought Obama could be compared to Gov. Michael Dukakis, in that both see the U.S. as “one of 192, nothing particularly special.”