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Group slams appointment of Bolton as National Security Advisor
Indivisible Chicago Statement on the Appointment of John Bolton
Indivisible Chicago warns our country is set on a dangerous path, with President Trump’s appointment of radical warmonger John Bolton as his new National Security Advisor. We call upon our elected representatives, regardless of party affiliation, to immediately and forcefully condemn the appointment of a conspiracy theorist and militant extremist to this critical position. Bolton’s appointment represents an alarming leap down the path to war.
Our elected leaders must urge the President to reconsider this appointment and to immediately move to pass legislation that curtails the President’s ability to launch a first strike.
This is not idle rhetoric, but a real threat. Bolton has recently urged a first strike by the United States against North Korea. He is known as one of the primary cheerleaders for the Iraq War, he called for war with Cuba, using the same false pretense of hidden WMDs, and he’s encouraged Israel to use nuclear weapons against Iran.
Richard Painter, the former chief White House ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush administration stated “John Bolton was by far the most dangerous man we had in the entire eight years of the Bush Administration. Hiring him as the president’s top national security advisor is an invitation to war, perhaps nuclear war. This must be stopped at all costs.”
Indivisible Chicago echoes that warning, representing thousands of voters throughout the Chicago area. “We are appalled and angry to see congressional leaders on the sidelines while Trump brazenly builds a war cabinet. War may be good for his ratings, but it would be a disaster for the nation and the world,” warned Jason Rieger, Executive Director of Indivisible Chicago.
It’s up to the members of Congress to stand for national security, and we call on them to take quick action to curtail the authority of this President and his hawks from the outer fringes of the right-wing.
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Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at www.ArabNews.com, and at www.TheArabDailyNews.com, www.TheDailyHookah.com and at SuburbanChicagoland.com. He has also published weekly columns in the Jerusalem Post newspaper, YNetNews.com, Newsday Newspaper in New York, the Orlando Sentinel Newspapers, and the Arlington Heights Daily Herald.
Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media. In 2009, Hanania received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. He was honored for his writing skills with two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild. In 1990, Hanania was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times editors for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
His writings have also been honored by two national Awards from ADC for his writing, and from the National Arab American Journalists Association.
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