Just a day after his failing negotiations over Lebanon were rescued by Condi Rice at the U.N., John Bolton granted an interview. It wasn't an interview with the New York Times - as Steve has pointed out here before, Bolton doesn't speak to Warren Hoge at NYT because of ideological differences and perceived media bias.
Apparently, he will grant an exclusive 41-minute interview to someone who calls who believes Islam is a "religious rationale for Arab imperialism."
Bolton granted the interview on Sunday with Pamela of Atlas Shrugs, a nearly-all-issue right-wing blog. During the interview, Pamela called Kofi Annan a "jihadi tool" and said that someone needed to slap Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Seniora. Bolton, for his part, allowed this rhetoric to stand, even sheepishly reaffirming some of it along the way. . .
Pamela's remarks during the interview were inflammatory and outrageous - on par with, say, a Bill O'Reilly. But a quick look around Atlas Shrugs makes the O'Reilly Factor look like Sesame Street.
AS has some pretty crazy policy prescriptions, like an immediate U.S. attack on Iran, but that alone doesn't make Bolton's interview condemnable. The problem is, AS is an anti-Islam hate blog.