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The Republican Obsession

Grant75 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 12:33 PM
All good points. Did anyone ask Hagel how the US should prepare to defend against cyber-attack or EMPs?
Ryan_M Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 12:53 PM
Probably not. Most of what I heard was them worrying about Israel. The last thing they would do is to actually act in America's interest.

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...