If strategy is matching means to ends, Bolton has completely failed to do that.
The thing with sociopaths is that, once you strip away the mask, the only thing left is The Will To Power.
That's it. There is nothing else there.
I like his "so be it" argument justification because I can use it for arbitrarily strong results, like to justify putting him in a rocket to Mars with no radio. (If you give him a radio, he'll use it to transmit more stuff like this.)
It's amazing that he can still publish in major publications after all the damage he's caused to America and the world
It needs to be fully explored that military spending is the ultimate broken window fallacy, as I've said elsewhere. In the same manner of Bastiat's famous essay, "What is Seen and What is Not Seen", all military spending is an investment in destruction, not production. The best one can hope is that the investment is wasted. The worst, of course, are broken windows, broken bodies, broken lives.
We talk it but the militaristic walk it