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Republicans Grow Less Hawkish in Wake of Iraq War

Dyadd Wrote: Mar 28, 2013 2:44 PM
It is actually beyond politics. Anyone who goes to war when victory is illegal is an idiot. And after Korea, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan ... Well, even idiots begin to recognize folly when their noses are rubbed off in it.

Are Republicans no longer the party more inclined to military interventions and an assertive foreign policy?

It's a question raised by the enthusiastic response to Sen. Rand Paul's 13-hour filibuster and to his not-very-interventionist foreign policy.

It's raised also by House Republicans' willingness to accept the budget sequester, which includes defense cuts that former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called "devastating."

Barack Obama thought those cuts would be so unpalatable that Republicans would agree to increase tax revenues to avoid them. A decade or two ago, that would have been true. Not so today.

And it's a question raised by the silence...