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Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:52 PM

 

Comprehensive timeline of Romney's foreign policy

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/10/22/1054581/a-comprehensive-timeline-of-mitt-romneys-foreign-policy-positions-during-the-campaign/

just a snippet:

The basis of Romney’s foreign policy critique of President Obama is that Obama went around the world and apologized for America after he became president. Of course, this never happened, but the baseless attack has been a hallmark from Romney’s campaign with respect to foreign policy. Indeed, Romney’s foray into foreign policy has been a bumpy road. Here’s a timeline from throughout the 2012 presidential campaign that lays it all out:

EARLY 2011

– Romney accused President Obama of “mission creep” and “mission muddle” in Libya. “Military action cannot be under-deliberated and ad hoc,” he said. Libyan rebels ousted then-Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi five months later. (In his book, Romney attacked Obama for appeasing Qaddafi.) [4/21/2011]

– Romney announces he is officially running for president and, in doing so, chides Obama for “leading from behind” in Libya. One wonders if Romney would criticize Nelson Mandela, who once said: “It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.” [6/02/2011]

– Romney says he will let the generals dictate his Afghanistan policy. “I want those troops to come home based upon not politics, not based upon economics, but instead based upon the conditions on the ground determined by the generals,” he said. [6/13/2011]


(much, much more at link)
(Please give a rec and kick as this is excellent background
info for tonight's debate. thanks!)



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Voice for Peace Oct 2012 OP
joycejnr Oct 2012 #1
Voice for Peace Oct 2012 #2
abelenkpe Oct 2012 #3
Voice for Peace Oct 2012 #4
abelenkpe Oct 2012 #6
Voice for Peace Oct 2012 #5
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2012 #7
courseofhistory Oct 2012 #8

Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:55 PM

1. I love this one...

...The Romney campaign announces Romney’s foreign policy advisers, many of whom have called for war with Iran and helped push the U.S. into war with Iraq. Another adviser was tied to a Christian militia that committed atrocities in Lebanon’s civil war. [10/07/2011]

Scratch a Conservative, find another Conservative.

"Men have differed in opinion and been divided into parties by these opinions from the first origin of societies, and in all governments where they have been permitted freely to think and to speak. The same political parties which now agitate the U.S. have existed through all time. Whether the power of the people or that of the [aristocracy] should prevail were questions which kept the states of Greece and Rome in eternal convulsions, as they now schismatize every people whose minds and mouths are not shut up by the gag of a despot. And in fact the terms of Whig and Tory belong to natural as well as to civil history. They denote the temper and constitution of mind of different individuals." --Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 1813

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:55 PM

2. I rec and kick my thread

 

This is good background for tonight's debate.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 01:01 PM

3. Not based on economics?

No sacrifice for the mic and no sacrifice for corporations and the elite but he's going to cut the deficit. How does that add up? Who is going to be sacrificing more?

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 01:04 PM

4. My best guess is he's planning somehow to raise fees on everything

 

consumers consume.. I heard that's what he did in MA but
I'm ignorant of details. But it makes sense, raise the general
cost of living across the board for everybody, in a sneaky
way.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/24-fees-mitt-romney-tried-to-raise-in-massachusett

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 08:18 PM

6. Whoa

Good to know!

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 01:52 PM

5. kicking again - good info

 

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 08:25 PM

8. There should be a drumbeat (war) in the background when Romney opens his trap to speak! and then

dancing spear throwers!

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