I did not welcome John Bolton’s appointment as national security adviser. But now that he has been fired (or has resigned), I am more ambivalent about his departure than I had expected. In some ways he has been as bad as I feared, but in other ways he has been an important check on an impetuous president. If his replacement is a yes-man (or woman), the result could actually be worse.
I rarely read Max Boot, but the headline (John Bolton was bad. His departure might be worse.) so perfectly matched my feelings that I read this first paragraph.