Bolton is known to be the man who never encountered a war he did not like (except for Vietnam, which he avoided). The conflict with Iran was the war he apparently liked the most.
At his last appearance at a MEK meeting in 2018, Bolton said, "The [Iranian] regime's behavior and goals will not change, and so the only solution is to change the regime itself."
He has previously campaigned for regime change in Venezuela, Iraq, North Korea, Libya and Syria, to name but a few.
Bolton was one of the most vociferous critics of the 201
After Bolton had disappeared, the Iran Falcon's cloak now passes to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. But unlike Bolton, Pompeo seems to have prioritized his relationship with President Trump.
The withdrawal of Bolton could change Trump's attitude towards Iran, but perhaps not the content.
Washington's policy of "maximum pressure" is said to change Tehran's behavior, according to Pompeo. However, given the severity of the sanctions, they appear to be designed to bring Iran to its knees.
Just two days later, a few hours after Bolton's departure, Pompeo said Trump could meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
If Bolton is out of the way, such a meeting can now take place in the White House of Trump with little resistance.
Without sanction relief or promise to do so, Iranians are unlikely to act like Kim.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, claiming successive US governments, is opposed to a dramatic shift in US-Iran policy Take a Tougher Stand with Tehran.