I hope running on Bush Jr's Hal-Lindsey-inspired chip-on-shoulder "End Of The World" foreign policy sinks Romney's candidacy. I thought he was running on Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! While he sucks up to right-wing ultras in his party, he has been scaring me in ways he never did previously. I thought his crazy right-wing rhetoric was all masquerade, but now I can't be sure.
How did this guy get elected governor of Massachusetts anyway?
Most media commentary was negative? What a surprise.
The new Libya may be a mess, but it does have great zoos.
Criticism of Obama by the media and by Romney's proxies is completely valid, but I think Romney stepped in it bigtime by going after Obama himself. I think Fred Kaplan pretty much nailed it. Romney has been just awful on foreign policy - he's basically surrounded himself with Bush's first term neo-con advisors (who even Bush was smart enough to mostly dump after the Chainsaw had his third or fourth heart attack and Jr. finally got the balls to overrule him), and we all know where they took us last time. If you care about a president's foreign policy chops at all, you should be very, very scared of what Romney's been showing. Obama hasn't been a master on the FP front, but he has managed to at least mostly stay out of the way and not make any major gaffes. Given what Romney's shown so far, I'd expect a quick regression to 2000-2003, which I think it's fair to say gave us the worst set of US foreign policy decisions since the 1930s.
And append its posts to Gerrymander's thread, which has many more comments.
There hasn't been any debate, there has been a phony controversy about Romney's "gaffe" and no discussion of the fact that the US chose to bring about the conditions that have resulted in mobs attacking our embassies, let alone a reconsideration.
Foreign Islamists intent on turning Syria into an autocratic theocracy have swollen the ranks of rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad and think they are waging a "holy war", a French surgeon who treated fighters in Aleppo has said.
Jacques Beres, co-founder of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres, returned from Syria on Friday evening after spending two weeks working clandestinely in a hospital in the besieged northern Syrian city.
In an interview with Reuters in his central Paris apartment on Saturday, the 71-year-old said that contrary to his previous visits to Homs and Idlib earlier this year about 60 percent of those he had treated this time had been rebel fighters and that at least half of them had been non-Syrian.
"It's really something strange to see. They are directly saying that they aren't interested in Bashar al-Assad's fall, but are thinking about how to take power afterwards and set up an Islamic state with sharia law to become part of the world Emirate," the doctor said.
So, bombing a country leads to retaliation eventually? Whodda thunk it.
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