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Romney's Russia Remarks and the Dangers of Dumbed Down

sensrbtch Wrote: Apr 04, 2012 7:53 PM
havin red da komentits/tors ona dis subjek, it sems dat nun of dems ar in da loop. or r looped out. so rachel/babe my thang is da blkboyo stuck hit siz 13" foot ina hit big mout an hope he croke on it dis tyme. da res of u guys ned to go to oder sites an read da crap/st da ar talkin abhout, cuz u outa da loop agin. jus a visitor, today. no koreckons known.

Last week, Mitt Romney described Russia as America's "No. 1 geopolitical foe," prompting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to respond: "I think it's somewhat dated to be looking backwards instead of being realistic about where we agree, where we don't agree."

While Romney's basic sentiment is correct, Clinton is also right in suggesting that Romney's characterization of Russia is both dated and diplomatically unproductive. Not to mention that it makes for awkward dealings later when you inevitably have to sit down across the table from someone like Vladimir Putin and ask him a favor.

The way the world works now,...