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The Republican Obsession

Corbett_ Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 4:01 PM
Trog: Russia is still there, but they want to TRADE with Germany -- not conquer it. The only people in the world who still believe that communism is a viable economic system and long for world communist domination live in the White House and on US college campuses. World communism is no longer the threat it was. And it makes no sense to prepare to meet that threat. Empires (and the US is an empire) spend themselves into oblivion -- often on military matters. DOD needs to be cut. ALL of the budget needs to be cut.

If last week's hearing for Chuck Hagel raised questions about his capacity to be secretary of defense, the show trial conducted by his inquisitors on the tribunal raised questions about the GOP.

Is the Republican Party, as currently constituted, even capable of conducting a foreign policy befitting a world power? Or has it learned nothing and forgotten nothing since George W. Bush went home and the nation rejected John McCain for Barack Obama?

Consider the great foreign issues on the front burner today.

Will the Japan-China clash over islets in the South China Sea, now involving warplanes and warships...