After being branded as too liberal by conservative GOP activists four years ago, Romney aligned himself with Bolton and other neocons in 2012 to protect his right flank. Today there’s little daylight between the candidate and his most militant advisers.
…”œI can’t name a single Romney foreign policy adviser who believes the Iraq War was a mistake,” says Cato’s Preble.
Obama’s military interventionism, dressed up as it is in neoliberal humanitarian sheep’s clothing, is bad enough. Putting people like John Bolton, Dan Senor and Eric Edelman back in charge of America’s foreign policy would, I have to admit, be even worse by an order of magnitude.
Still, it’s not enough to seduce me to calls of “the most important election EVAH!” any more than the realization that Republican social and economic policies are far worse for the nation than the already bad Dem ones. On the one hand, despite being in power at least half the time, Republicans haven’t completely destroyed the nation yet. (Nor have Dems, of course, if you’re looking at it from the other side of the aisle.) On the other, I do think there probably has to be a foul-up so awful that it destroys one half of the two-party system before there’ll be meaningful change, and the GOP are for sure the party most likely to deliver that.