Tonight Greta asked John Bolton if there was some way for Obama to extricate himself from the situation in Syria with his credibility somewhat in tact so that America doesn’t look like it ran away with its tail between its legs:
[BOLTON] No I think his credibility is irreparably damaged. I think…
[GRETA] But he represents the United States. For better of for worse we’re all going to live with this credibility.
[BOLTON] Well I don’t think it’s reparable. I think what we have to do now is explain to the rest of the world that basically we’re in a 1200 day period when the president is not going to be effective but that doesn’t mean America can’t be reinstated into its proper place once we get a real president in Washington.
I don’t think you look at a president like this – he’s not going to change in the last 1200 days. It’s just going to get worse.
He goes on to explain that he feels this situation with Syria is emblematic of the president’s view that a weaker America will lead to a more peaceful world.