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The Republican Obsession

Eppur Si Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 11:04 AM
The U.S. fought wars in Iraq to free Kuwait and protect Saudi Arabia. Iraq posed no threat to Israel. The only thing Israel got out of it was scud missiles falling on its civilians during the first gulf war. But, you know, you go ahead and blame the Jews. I mean, what the heck, why not? Everyone else does it.

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...