Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Mitt Romney's Neocon War Cabinet

The left does an excellent job exposing Republican neocons but it's totally silent on its own neocon warmongers. It's more than ironic that the same progressive liberal Dems that brought us WW I, WW II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Balkan Wars have the unmitigated gall to bash Republican neocons while giving themselves a pass for their own moral lapse in the slaughter of over 100 million folks. Earth to liberals: Obama is very much a neocon and so is his administration.

It’s safe to say that foreign policy was not the strong suit of this year’s contenders for the GOP presidential nomination. Rick Perry labeled the Turkish government “Islamic terrorists.” Newt Gingrich referred to Palestinians as “invented” people. Herman Cain called Uzbekistan “Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan” and memorably blanked when asked what he thought of NATO’s incursion into Libya. Michele Bachmann pledged to close the US embassy in Iran, which hasn’t existed since 1980. Rick Santorum gave a major foreign policy speech at a Jelly Belly factory in California....Despite facing a war-weary public, the candidates—with the exception of Ron Paul, an antiwar libertarian, and Jon Huntsman, a moderate internationalist—positioned themselves as unapologetic war hawks. That included Mitt Romney...

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