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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:27 PM

‘Moderate Mitt’: Neocon Trojan Horse


from Consortium News:


‘Moderate Mitt’: Neocon Trojan Horse
October 24, 2012

Exclusive: Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney did all he could in Monday’s debate to calm voters’ fears that he would revert to George W. Bush’s neocon foreign policy. But there was one telling slip-up when Romney signaled that his heart remains with the neocon plan to remake the Middle East, reports Robert Parry.

By Robert Parry


Mitt Romney’s peculiar sense of geography – thinking Iran was some landlocked country that needed Syria as a “route to the sea” – may have raised some eyebrows over Romney’s lack of basic knowledge, but another part of the same answer, referring to the civil war in Syria as “an opportunity,” should have raised more alarm.

Though Romney’s goal in Monday’s foreign policy debate was to downplay his warlike neoconservative stands, his reference to the Syrian chaos as “an opportunity” suggests that his more moderate rhetoric is just another ploy to deceive voters and win the election, not a real abandonment of neocon strategies.

In that sense, the new “moderate Mitt” is less a sign of a neocon retreat from his earlier bellicosity than a Trojan Horse to be wheeled onto the White House grounds on Jan. 20, 2013, so the neocons can pour forth from its hollowed-out belly and regain full control of U.S. foreign policy.

So, the neocons don’t really mind that Romney has suddenly abandoned many of their cherished positions, such as extending the Afghan War beyond 2014 and returning U.S. troops to Iraq. The neocons understand the political need for Romney to calm independent voters who fear that he may be another George W. Bush. ...............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://consortiumnews.com/2012/10/24/moderate-mitt-neocon-trojan-horse/



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ForgoTheConsequence Oct 2012 #1
xtraxritical Oct 2012 #4
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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:48 PM

1. Yep we've heard it all before.

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Response to ForgoTheConsequence (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:06 AM

4. What a consumate lying POS. What a different world we would have if Al Gore had made it.

 

Too sad.

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Response to ForgoTheConsequence (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:52 PM

7. Incredible where we went during his term... smh... nt

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:55 PM

2. compassionate conservatism

and the same crowd to force it down our throats.

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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:33 PM

3. K&R

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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:11 AM

5. It's the same old crap

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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:29 PM

6. K&R

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 05:08 AM

8. marmar

 

the neocons don’t really mind that Romney has suddenly abandoned many of their cherished positions, such as extending the Afghan War beyond 2014 and returning U.S. troops to Iraq.

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