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Analysis: Romney Offers Sharp Critique of Obama's Foreign Policy

PetermanHighcock Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 6:38 PM
"Have you ever had someone admit to being a neo-con? I haven't." You are right, Nana - they do not for the most part. Bill Kristol's daddy did though. His name is Irving Kristol. Neoconservatism is real. They have hi-jacked the party.
Summers Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 6:53 PM
Irv just recently died. He was once exceptionally liberal.

Neocons are generally spotted in their drumbeat for war over everything. The problem is that we haven't allowed our military to fight a real war since WWII. Now we just bungle up civil wars. More recently we have been fighting asymmetrical battles and seem to have no clue what we are doing other than offering up casualties and throwing too much money at corrupt governments.

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney delivered a serious and forceful foreign policy speech at the Virginia Military Institute earlier today, criticizing the atrophy of American influence and alliances over the last four years, and emphasizing the importance of clear-eyed American leadership in the world.  Greg has already flagged one of Romney's more memorable lines, "hope is not a strategy," but there were a number of additional passages worth underlining:


(1) As I discussed earlier, the candidate turned up the heat on the administration over its calamitous handling of the Benghazi attacks, making brief mention of...