Former Ambassador (and possible 2012 presidential candidate) John Bolton took the stage at CPAC today, and continued his unflinching criticism of President Obama’s foreign policy initiatives. Bolton said Obama has handled Egypt the same way he’s handled every other foreign policy crisis: he’s been “inconsistent, confused, and just plain wrong.”Bolton said that members of the administration say they’re trying to decide whether the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is secular or not. “It’s name is the Muslim Brotherhood,” Bolton said in his speech. “Any clues there?”
He tried to gin up some applause by referencing a favorite topic of CPACers, saying “Obama doesn’t care much about foreign policy, he’s too busy nationalizing” health care reform. The audience didn’t bite.
“We do not accept an America that is weak and declining,” Bolton continued, adding: “We don’t accept an American President who is weak, indecisive, and apologetic.”
About his presidential aspirations, Bolton told reporters afterward: “I think it’s doable politically, but it’s a huge decision for me. I’ve never run for public office.”