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vision: maintain the status quo
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Mitt Romney's daring new foreign policy
vision: maintain the status quo
while pretending to be radical

Telegraph [UK], by Richard Spencer

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 10/9/2012 4:47:41 AM

Mitt Romney's much-briefed foreign policy speech yesterday was a brilliant piece of sleight of hand. As with his debate performance on domestic policy last week, its main purpose was to position him against the whackier fringes of his party as a classically guided centre-Right Republican--internationalist, pro-free trade, and pragmatic--rather than to take on President Obama's policies. To see this, you only really have to look at one phrase: "I will deepen our critical cooperation with our partners in the Gulf." Who are America's partners in the Gulf? Well, the ones he means are Saudi Arabia, provider of American oil, Qatar,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: locarno, 10/9/2012 7:24:38 AM     (No. 8919635)

Lord, you have to actually see this drivel to believe it. Mr. Spencer, it seems, is spending a great deal of time in some alternate universe where he, and he alone, can discern what others meant to say in their speeches. "The Right (like the Left, it has to be said) has been deeply split about the whole Arab Spring." Really? Like who on the 'Right' didn't foresee that Obama's idiotic policies towards Egypt & Libya would not produce the results we're seeing today?

"Mr Romney is thus promising to maintain the broad consensus of American foreign policy over the years in the face of calls for radical change." No he isn't. Romney isn't stupid enough to lay out all his cards on the table for the enemy to see & prepare for. I could point-for-point everything this rube says, but I don't have all day. And if anyone can figure out the meaning of the last sentence, just don't let LCom's censors get you.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 10/9/2012 8:26:26 AM     (No. 8919755)

#1, if you look up the term you'll find it's harmless and used in the best of salons:

http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-coc1.htm

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Reply 3 - Posted by: worstnightmare, 10/9/2012 8:32:55 AM     (No. 8919780)

Sigh. How can a country that gave us Winston Churchill whelp such twits as this Spencer fellow?

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