Whether he resigned or was fired, Bolton is out. Perhaps because like so many presidents before him, Trump thinks he can reason with Iran, which is run by despots. Some analysts believe Trump prefers to try the diplomatic route and fail, before trying a military solution. Which is why Bolton, who was adamantly opposed Iran diplomacy, is gone.
Israel’s Netanyahu seems to agree with Bolton, and prefers a tougher stance on Iran from the get-go. Can it ever help to reason with crazy people? Is it better to try and fail and say, “Look we tried, it didn’t work, now we can bomb them into eternity.”
Maybe we’ll be finding out the answer really soon.