Actually I scaled back my activities on the bulletin board. It's just for last two days I had some time on my hand...so, back to insanity.
It didn't take long...John Bolton is history. On one hand I am relieved, on the other hand I am really concerned what happens next, because every time I think we have reached bottom, only to learn shortly after there are many new bottoms yet to be discovered.
In a statement, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) executive director Nihad Awad said that while Bolton's departure was a welcome development, "we cannot simply replace one Islamophobe with another."
"CSP has continuously promoted Islamophobic conspiracy theories, and anyone, like Mr. Kupperman, who has so closely associated with them for so long is —at the very least—complicit in their brand of anti-Muslim bigotry," said Awad, "and should not be entrusted with one of the highest ranking security roles in the United States."
Writer Jeffrey Kaye was more bunt in his assessment of Kupperman, tweeting that Kupperman is "a Reaganite neanderthal Islamophobe, a creature of the defense industry, and a very close associate of Bolton himself."