Bolton: ‘Isolationism’ Is a ‘Grave Danger’ for America
BOLTON: "Well, I think the vice president is exactly correct and I do think across the country he is reflecting the Reaganite sentiment that still forms an overwhelming majority of Republicans, and in Congress as well. There is an isolationist fire that's loose in the party, there's no doubt about it, I think it was put there by Donald Trump who does not have enough of a coherent policy to understand what isolation is. But it’s a grave danger for America given the threats we’re facing around the world, whether it is China, Iran, North Korea, terrorists in Afghanistan. This is the last point where we should be engaged in this notion that if we just pull back we will be safer. It's exactly the wrong way. The way to protect America is to project strength in the world to deter our adversaries, and I think that is the policy that we should have a much more vigorous debate about in this upcoming election. You know, in presidential cycles we just don’t talk about foreign affairs enough. We are in a dangerous world and we need to know which of the prospective candidates have the strength to lead us through dangerous times."