John Bolton: Sending John Kerry To Negotiate With Russians Is Like Having A ‘Cupcake Negotiate With A Steakknife’
Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton has been an outspoken critic of the Obama administration’s foreign policy, but this latest comparison literally “takes the cake.” While appearing on Fox News to discuss the referendum in the Crimea to join Russia, Bolton discussed the weak sanctions America is taking against Russia:
“I don’t think [the sanctions] will have much impact. I think the Obama administration and the Europeans are demonstrating weakness, these sanctions are pinpricks, and y’know we sent Secretary of State John Kerry to London to negotiate with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, that’s like sending a cupcake to negotiate with a steak knife.”
Here’s a “Vine” video of the lambasting quote:
Sending @JohnKerry to negotiate with Russians is like sending a cupcake to negotiate with a steak knife – @… https://t.co/P6VBOuDZk0
— SoopOfTheYear (@SooperMexican) March 17, 2014
Bolton continued to describe the collective failure of leadership in the West, which he says has ignored these threats for five years, and is now seeing the consequences of this inattentiveness. Finally, he predicts that Putin will use the Crimea to get what he “really wants, which is a government subservient to Russia.”
Meanwhile, Obama is defending his wearing of mom-pants to Ryan Seacrest in an attempt to sell Obamacare to young people.