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The Cold Ashes of Republican Foreign Policy
PJ Media, by David P. Goldman

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Posted By:Judy W., 3/17/2014 9:54:58 AM

Let’s face it: We Republican hawks have done an utterly execrable job of identifying and promoting vital American interests overseas. Our own base has turned on us and embraced Rand Paul’s isolationism. Barack Obama has done everything but hand blueprints for nuclear weapons to Iran, and the voters won’t listen to us. If Iran gets nuclear weapons, a couple of them might go off in American cities. And if Iran gets them, so will Saudi Arabia, Turkey and everyone else in the region. As Henry Kissinger points out, we came terrifying close to a nuclear exchange when the U.S. and

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 3/17/2014 10:03:05 AM     (No. 9772081)

FTA - "the voters won’t listen to us". The GOP has forfeited the right to lead. They are self-absorbed cowards, wusses and deceivers. The GOP hates the Tea Party and does not want to repeal every word of Obamacare.

It´s over. We will pick our own leaders - you sure as heck won´t tell us. Losers. Our future leaders may be GOP - but it won´t be because they are GOP.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: eoddad, 3/17/2014 10:04:09 AM     (No. 9772084)

Sad but true

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 3/17/2014 10:40:40 AM     (No. 9772135)

Did I read that correctly? One hundred sorties would take out the Iranian nuclear program. Shoot! What are we waiting for...and why?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TXknitter, 3/17/2014 1:39:21 PM     (No. 9772367)

#1 - great post. Absolutely true.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dman, 3/17/2014 1:49:01 PM     (No. 9772381)

Maybe or maybe not, #3. But a test detonation under the Nevada desert might send a suitable "signal". You can have all the computer simulations in the world, but you must actually set one off from time to time in order to verify the models, that our arsenal is still "ready", and to keep potential adversaries on notice that we´re still willing to use it should doomsday arrive. Without a credible "MAD" threat, those ICBMs are just tin cans in the ground.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: absalom, 3/17/2014 2:08:06 PM     (No. 9772411)

Following a particularly egregious Russian military defeat, Talleyrand observed; "It was far, far worse than a defeat. It was a mistake and great nations cannot make such mistakes and remain great." Iraq was a grave mistake which will reverberate for generations and has shattered the belief that the GOP was the adult party in foreign affairs always putting American interests first.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: oh-heck, 3/17/2014 2:33:13 PM     (No. 9772433)

With Obama as CIC for the last 5 years, and with a large Democrat contingent willing to keep the Defense Department only as a piggy bank, the title should read: The Cold Ashes of US Foreign Policy.

Any money injected into the military is simply going to be utilized to repair mosques. The Republican strategy should be focused on retaking the Senate and lobbying to allow liquefaction ships to accelerate the export of natural gas. The earliest liquefaction capability can be brought on stream on land is late 2015. Use of a ship fed with natural gas from the pipeline ought to speed the process by a year. The ship could then move to the next facility licensed.

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