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Romney Vs. Reagan


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, USA, world, elections, government, americans, ethics, society )

Carrie
- 655 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The more Romney talks about foreign policy, the more he illustrates that he is tone-deaf about international affairs. After all, the problem for America is that it intervenes around the world too much, not too little.



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JL A. (272)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 8:43 pm
Thanks Carrie--this article includes a succinct, accurate and clear summary of relevant US interventions during Reagan and Obama's presidencies and what the actual results proved to be; should provide a useful framework for the foreign policy debate to judge the specifics, as opposed to generalities like those mentioned in the article, are provided by the candidates that night.
 

Jae A. (323)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 12:00 am
Well that'd be a.. No-Brainer ....wouldn't ? :-)

 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 1:19 am
Quatsch!
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 1:19 am
Thanks.
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 4:32 am
noted and agreed
 

Nancy M. (201)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 9:38 am
The thing with this guy is he always says he will fix something and never says how.

Really nice article. Thanks. I admit I had forgotten about Beirut.

And Heck, I was just thinking about the fact that in case of disaster the state has to ask the federal government for help. Is the same true for our foreign policy. I have no rpoblem with helping- but foten we aren't asked.
 

Kit B. (277)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 1:09 pm

"Yet, Romney hasn't explained how he would have handled Middle East policy differently. Indeed, U.S. policy in the Middle East has been a bipartisan failure. Romney points to Ronald Reagan's foreign policy as his guiding light, but Romney could have leveled similar criticisms against the Republican icon for the handling of the 1983 attacks in Beirut, Lebanon, against the U.S. Embassy and U.S. Marine Corps barracks -- the most visible and vulnerable symbols of American power."

That was true of the speech on foreign affairs, things said before, during and after the debate. Try hammering jello to the wall, that is about how easy it is to get Romney to commit to any thing. Though he has crafted two words rather well, "trust me".

Google: completely wrong
 

Nancy M. (201)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 2:35 pm
THAT was fun! (googling that is)
 

Nancy M. (201)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 3:10 pm
Bing, Yahoo, and Startpage too.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 4:03 pm
Thanks, Carrie. And this is why Willard doesn't like to be questioned "off the cuff" by reporters.
 
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