The Real Bolton 'Scandal'

If the Senate Democrats who are trying to stop John Bolton's appointment as our UN Ambassador weren't doing so much damage to our country, their shenanigans would be hilarious.

We have just completed more than three years of non—stop investigations of our Intelligence Community's failures on 9—11 and on Iraq's WMD program — including two Presidential commissions and a half—dozen Congressional panels.  The conclusion of all these groups is that our country's intelligence 'professionals' have time and again been wrong, behind the curve, and generally incompetent. 

And so what do these Senate Democrats accuse John Bolton of having done?  They say he pushed too hard to challenge these same 'intelligence professionals' and to question their conclusions.

The real scandal is that Bolton is just about the only man in Washington who didn't believe these so—called 'intelligence professionals.'  Had other members of the Administration, and of Congress, been as skeptical — our country might well have been the better for it.

Herbert E. Meyer served during the Reagan Administration as Special Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence and Vice Chairman of the CIA's National Intelligence Council.  His DVD on The Siege of Western Civilization has become an international best—seller.

If the Senate Democrats who are trying to stop John Bolton's appointment as our UN Ambassador weren't doing so much damage to our country, their shenanigans would be hilarious.

We have just completed more than three years of non—stop investigations of our Intelligence Community's failures on 9—11 and on Iraq's WMD program — including two Presidential commissions and a half—dozen Congressional panels.  The conclusion of all these groups is that our country's intelligence 'professionals' have time and again been wrong, behind the curve, and generally incompetent. 

And so what do these Senate Democrats accuse John Bolton of having done?  They say he pushed too hard to challenge these same 'intelligence professionals' and to question their conclusions.

The real scandal is that Bolton is just about the only man in Washington who didn't believe these so—called 'intelligence professionals.'  Had other members of the Administration, and of Congress, been as skeptical — our country might well have been the better for it.

Herbert E. Meyer served during the Reagan Administration as Special Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence and Vice Chairman of the CIA's National Intelligence Council.  His DVD on The Siege of Western Civilization has become an international best—seller.