Caitlin, the basic problem — as I see it - is this; you’re a lovely young woman who has grown up in a life of privilege. This means you simply don’t grok that the world is made up of bad people. Worse, when you encounter one of the warriors who keep us safe, you revolt and unthinkingly gag. And unthinkingly is the key because quite frankly, I further believe if you put your considerable intelligence to the task of figuring out what to do about the bad people (versus hiding your head in the sand and wishing the world were a better place) you might see the neocons (as you like to paint them) are made up of people who step into the breech. They serve as a bulwark of protection for all of us. Or put another way, in your horror you are guilty of throwing the baby out with the bathwater whilst utterly unaware of the tremendous service John Bolton does (and has done) our nation. Too bad.