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Fighting the Last War

sam allen Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 9:48 AM
Obama's pedigree is ultra liberal and he consistently voted ultra liberal, and guess what in spite of his running as a moderate blank slate, he has governed as an ultra liberal. Romney's pedigree is a moderate, and he consistently governed as a moderate. I wonder how he would govern as the president? I frankly don't remember ever thinking that Romney was some great conservative hope. In response to McCain conservatives may seen him as slightly less moderate, but never as one of us.
In a fast-changing world, a common mistake is to keep fighting the last war.

For example, why would Republicans support sending more troops to Afghanistan, when that war was long over, or helping topple Moammar Gadhafi, who had become an ally in the war on terrorism? Some Republicans seem to support all military deployments just out of habit.

For years after the 9/11 terrorist attack on America, Democrats hysterically bemoaned any military action, especially in Iraq. They claimed to have many precious objections, but the truth was, they thought we deserved the attack -- or at best, both sides were at...