Is Mitt Romney taking advice from too many neoconservative Bush advisers? For Russia’s Izvestia, influential Russian analyst Andranik Migranyan, who is thought to have Putin’s ear, writes that Romney’s comments about Russia and the world make it imperative – for the sakes of America and the world – that if he wins in November, he act as he did as Massachusetts governor: realistically. And in any case, America lacks the cash to follow the precepts of the neocons he surrounds himself with.
For Izvestia, Andranik Migranyan writes in part:
I would like to address how Republicans view America’s place in the international community. Unfortunately, up to now, the impression has been, as Talleyrand said of the Bourbons after the restoration of the monarchy, “they have forgotten nothing, and learned nothing.” The Republicans criticize Obama’s foreign policy on all fronts. The criticism is often forced and absolutely baseless. Particularly when it come to Obama’s attempts to normalize relations with other countries and U.S. allies, marred by the Bush Administration’s condescending policy of unilateral domination. In this context, it is not surprising that in this context, Romney uttered the words, clearly aimed at the average American, that if he wins, U.S. policy toward Russia will be less flexible and more rigid.