Is John Bolton a 'hawkish libertarian'?


The words "libertarian" and "John Bolton" are not typically contained in the same sentence, unless that sentence also contains phrases like "virulently disagrees with," or "WTF?" Still, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is both a lower-tier potential presidential aspirant and a willing debater, so on The Independents last night we had the weird idea to ask the mustachioed hawk some questions about domestic policy, on issues such as spending, entitlements, gay marriage, prostitution, and more. Some of the answers may surprise you….

We didn't ask about the drug war, since he railed against legalization in a prior episode. Also on the show last night was a favored segment among the Hit & Run commenter crowed, "Two Minutes Hate":