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The Republican Obsession

Ryan_M Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 10:34 AM
It means that they have made a Faustian bargain with the Israel Lobby. They have sold their souls in return for campaign contributions and other favors. And if they don't do as the Lobby says the Lobby will extract its pound of flesh by funding their political opponent.

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...