Bolton's approach to the Middle East is "rubble don't make trouble", which more Hobbesian than Kantian.
Pelosi and other Democrats are just milking any controversy in the White House, under normal circumstances they'll call him an Islamophobe and what not.
I'd compare him to Mike Pompeo in some ways, though Pompeo is more restrained (and a smarter guy). Pompeo has greatly reduced the refugee resettlement program, that progam being a threat to national security in the long term. Neocons like Bill Kristol or John McCain wouldn't do that, and Libs wouldn't be caught dead doing it.
In any case, I didn't defend his policies and the outcomes of them, only the motivations, which are more patriotic than those of the other people you refer to, imo.
Ive probably been the poster with most number of heated discussions in this board over the years.... and I can assure you I won at least 90% of them.
dhobi ka kutta, na ghar ka na ghat ka