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Response to Skidmore (Reply #1)

Tue May 15, 2012, 07:03 AM

15. Particularly because of this

He's got a bunch of NeoCons advising him, presumably they will be part of his administration if he's elected. I see a repeat of "the sort of thing we went through with Bush."

There is John Lehman, the Secretary of the Navy in the Reagan administration, who sources say is a lead actor in the
Romney cast. Then there are Michael Chertoff and Michael Hayden, the Homeland Security secretary and CIA director who
both served under President George W. Bush. Two former GOP senators, Norm Coleman of Minnesota and Jim Talent of Missouri,
also are on Romney's team.

The supporting cast is also composed of Washington's security and foreign policy veterans: Eric Edleman and Dov Zakheim,
who held high-level Pentagon posts under the younger Bush. Zakheim's son, Roger, a senior staffer on the House Armed
Services Committee, is also assisting Romney, along with Dan Senor and Megan O'Sullivan, who emerged as major players
during the Iraq war.

Gordon Adams, who oversaw national security budgeting for the Clinton administration, says when Romney's security advisers
speak, "they have nothing to say." Adams, who is not involved in Obama's re-election campaign, questions Romney and his
advisers' repeated comments about Russia and building move Navy ships in a time of tight budgets.

"This is the 'B-Team' of Republicans," Adams says. "And the 'B-Team' brought us Iraq, so I'm not sure they deserve to come
back into office."


http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/04/27/romneys-foreign-policy-players-draw-from-elder-bushs-bench

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