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John Bolton supports John McCain, and you'll never guess why.

By Alex Koppelman
Published February 11, 2008 6:43PM (EST)

"I think he's got a very realistic view of what needs to be done on Iran ... We're going to need a much more forceful approach to it. I think Senator McCain understands that, I don't think that Senator Obama or Senator Clinton do."

-- John Bolton, appearing on Fox News Monday morning to explain, in part, why he's supporting John McCain, whom he recently endorsed. Bolton is the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who's known for his hawkish views, especially on Iran.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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