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Fighting the Last War

Dave262 Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 9:24 AM
Romney would have been the better choice last time round. McCain was good at playing the GOP primary game but seemed lost in the general election. Romney's chances are better this time round because most people have seen what Obama's hope and change is about. The left will also have to talk about Obummers record this time instead of just bashing Bush.
In a fast-changing world, a common mistake is to keep fighting the last war.

For example, why would Republicans support sending more troops to Afghanistan, when that war was long over, or helping topple Moammar Gadhafi, who had become an ally in the war on terrorism? Some Republicans seem to support all military deployments just out of habit.

For years after the 9/11 terrorist attack on America, Democrats hysterically bemoaned any military action, especially in Iraq. They claimed to have many precious objections, but the truth was, they thought we deserved the attack -- or at best, both sides were at...