Romney’s Neocon War Cabinet
From Ari Berman at The Nation:
Of Romney’s forty identified foreign policy advisers, more than 70 percent worked for Bush. Many hail from the neoconservative wing of the party, were enthusiastic backers of the Iraq War and are proponents of a US or Israeli attack on Iran. Christopher Preble, a foreign policy expert at the Cato Institute, says, “Romney’s likely to be in the mold of George W. Bush when it comes to foreign policy if he were elected.” On some key issues, like Iran, Romney and his team are to the right of Bush. Romney’s embrace of the neoconservative cause—even if done cynically to woo the right—could turn into a policy nightmare if he becomes president.
It’s bad enough Romney has a political tin ear and is an apologist for the .1 percenters. It’s evident he’s going to kowtow to the Tea Party Christofascists in an attempt to get elected. But a return to W‘s foreign policy would truly be a disaster.
We may not prevail next week in opposition to Amendment One, but a second Obama term seems like a foregone conclusion. Of course the fundies, fired up by lies from the right wing media, are mad as hornets now, and Romney’s defeat may be more than they can take. Perhaps that will give Obama an excuse to throw their dumb asses in jail, where they belong.