What rich irony that on the very weekend that there are mass demonstrations in support of stricter gun controls in all of America’s major cities, Trump brings John Bolton, lover of the NRA, into his administration.
It would be hard to find anyone in the USA who is further to the right than Bolton. He was US ambassador to the UN at the time of the Iraq war. He was an architect of the myth of Sadam’s WMD. He favours revocation of every progressive international agreement, including nuclear non-proliferation, climate-change controls etc. Left to him, Tehran and Pyongyang would be nuked. And being in bed with the US Israel Public Affairs Committee (the richest and most mighty lobbying group in Washington) he would be for drone-killing every Palestinian leader.
His entry into the White House should be Britain’s last warning to sever the “special relationship”.