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John Bolton and Tucker Carlson Knock Heads in Tense Foreign Policy Clash: ‘Your Analysis is Simpleminded’

Tucker Carlson and former U.N. ambassador John Bolton engaged in a tense battle on foreign policy Wednesday night on Fox News.

And truly, we cannot emphasize the word tense enough.

As part of a discussion about which nation represents the greatest threat to the U.S., Bolton stated his view that Iran presents the most danger. Carlson asserted that Iran became empowered as a result of the overthrow of Saddam Hussein.

“I think you’ll concede that Saddam was the greatest counterbalance to Iran, and they were empowered by his fall,” Carlson said.

He thought wrong.

“I think your analysis is simpleminded, frankly,” Bolton said.

Bolton added, “Life is complicated in the Middle East. When you say ‘the overthrow of Saddam Hussein was a mistake,’ it’s simplistic.”

And then the two engaged in a passive-aggressive standoff to close out the segment.

“I would argue that I’m the one who understands how complicated it is,” Carlson said.

“It’s your long experience in foreign policy,” the former U.N. ambassador said to the cable news lifer.

“Better record than yours, I would say,” Carlson shot back. “But thank you, ambassador. Good to see you.”

“Sure,” the ambassador steely replied.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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