Are They Ostriches, or are They Playing Br’er Rabbit in the Briar Patch?

Ostriches

My post about Greeks bearing gifts—in reference to John Bolton’s possible testimony—has elicited some support for the view that Republicans are acting like Br’er Rabbit in the briar patch, secretly yearning for Bolton to appear while pretending to fear what he has to say.

But Neal Katyal and George Conway say the fear is real. I think their view makes more sense.

And then there is the question of how this interacts with the Iran crisis. If Bolton loved Trump when it looked like he was starting a war, will he still love Trump if Putin yanks him in sensitive spot and tells Trump not to start a war?

I don’t think so.