Any single event that happens on Earth is, to former U.N. Ambassador and possible presidential candidate John Bolton, another reason to bomb Iran immediately. So what's his rationale for bombing Iran immediately in the case of, say, Egyptian protests?
The last high profile occasion (unless we missed several since!) in which John Bolton cooked up a reason to bomb Iran immediately was in August, when Iran was opening a nuclear energy reactor. Bolton declared that Israel had eight days to bomb Iran before it was too late. One day later, he told another radio station that Israel had three days to bomb Iran before it was too late.
Now with the Egyptian protests, he thinks that President Hosni Mubarak's possible successor, Mohamed El Baradei, is a secret Iranian agent. So should he come to power, Israel will have only so many days to bomb Iran before it's too late.
"Do you think that the Israelis are going to have to strike - they are going to have to take action?" Fox News Republican opinion host Sean Hannity asked the former ambassador on his radio program Monday.
"As you pointed out, El Baradei ran cover for the Iranians for all those years that he was with the IAEA. And, I just don't think the Israelis have much longer to wait… they're going to have to act in fairly short order."
"I think that's right," Bolton responded. "I don't think there's much time to act. And I think the fall of a Egyptian government committed to the peace agreement will almost certainly speed that timetable up."
Please do run for president, John Bolton. Here's the audio: