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The Republican Obsession

Jack2894 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 1:45 PM
Various elements of the Islamic world have been trying to establish a caliphate for about 1500 years. In the process, muslims have killed more muslims than they have infidels. You see, what one WANTS to do has no relationship to what one is ABLE to do. I WANT to win the Powerball, but that doesn't mean I am likely to do so.

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...