Quotes by John Bolton
- I think the International Criminal Court could be a threat to American security interests, because the prosecutor of the court has enormous discretion in going after war crimes. And the way the Statute of Rome is written, responsibility for war crimes can be taken all the way up the chain of command.
- I'm not sure history has ended.
- It's very personal in its politics, very bitter and very negative.
- Just as the Security Council was largely irrelevant to the great struggle of the last half of the twentieth century - freedom against Communism - so too it is largely on the sidelines in our contemporary struggles against international terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
- My philosophy is not a bean-counting, accounting 'look at this.' It is a philosophy that smaller government is better government, and government that is closer to the people is best of all.
- People say you favor assassination, what do you think war is? Except that it's assassination on a much larger scale, a much more horrific scale.
- Politicians, like generals, have a tendency to fight the last war.
- The Nobel Peace Prize has become hopelessly politicized. I think it cheapens the prize itself.
- There is no patriotic obligation to help advance the career of a politician who is otherwise pursuing interests that are fundamentally antithetical to your values. That's not the call of patriotism.
- Well, I'm a libertarian conservative, so I believe in limited government/maximum individual freedom.