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Stay out of the Syrian Maelstrom

goatlockerloungelizard Wrote: Oct 12, 2012 11:03 AM
Romney appears hell-bent to make the same mistakes as his predecessors. It's as if we've learned nothing from the past 11 years. Amazing. Pat's right, as usual when it comes to matters of foreign policy (his economics are a different matter altogether).
"In Syria, I will work ... to identify and organize those members of the opposition who share our values and ensure they obtain the arms they need to defeat Assad's tanks, helicopters and fighter jets."

This commitment by Mitt Romney in his VMI address has thrilled the neocons as much as it has unsettled the realists in his camp.

And the reasons for the latter's alarm are apparent.

Last year, U.S. planes scrambled to defend Benghazi against the "tanks, helicopters and fighter jets" of Col. Gadhafi. Now we are investigating the murders of our ambassador and three Americans in the city...