Sunday, September 02, 2012

Romney's RNC Speech Previewed Mitt Neocon Foreign Policy Vision

Professors Bruce Jentleson and Charles Kupchan, respected voices on foreign affairs, argue in Foreign Policy magazine that Romney's vague and/or muddled approach on particular issues is not the real cause for concern. As they note, “It's his core world view. Guided by a Republican Party virtually devoid of moderate centrists, Romney has embraced a global assessment distorted by ideological excess, pledged to wield power in a way that will leave the nation weakened and isolated, and demonstrated a failure to appreciate the key linkages between strength at home and influence abroad.”

It’s a return to Cowboy Diplomacy, and given its simple-mindedness, perhaps 46 seconds was about right.

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