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a mighty oak in embryo? - Sisyphus Shrugged
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a mighty oak in embryo?
Richard Cohen (by the way, it was Alphonsus Capone, although I think if you'd've called him Al people probably would have known who you were talking about) thinks Mr. Bolton is Dick Cheney's "acorn"

According to the Yale Daily News, that appears to be a fairly accurate assessment
Though Bolton supported the Vietnam War, he declined to enter combat duty, instead enlisting in the National Guard and attending law school after his 1970 graduation. "I confess I had no desire to die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy," Bolton wrote of his decision in the 25th reunion book. "I considered the war in Vietnam already lost."

Even then, Mr. Bolton showed an firm and unyielding conviction that others should die in a futile effort to fulfill his foreign policy goals.

That's the kind of conviction we want to see at the UN, isn't it?

hat tip to the invaluable burkean