Romney’s Scary Foreign Policy II
Conservative Daniel Larison has been documenting Willard Romney’s neo-con/Bush foreign policy better than anyone. I gave an example in a post the other day, Romney’s Scary Foreign Policy. Well today Larison brought us an example of just how scary that foreign policy might be.
That’s a terrifying prospect, but it’s also not very surprising. Many of Romney’s foreign policy views sound very much like Bolton’s. Bolton is a prominent supporter of Romney. There is every reason to assume that Romney will govern in a fashion that would generally satisfy Bolton. The hope that Romney’s foreign policy statements are all campaign posturing and don’t mean anything has always been just that–a hope. The fact that Bolton is even being considered for this position ought to provide all the confirmation anyone needs that Romney’s positions on Iran and Russia in particular are more than just election-year demagoguery.
Even when the Republicans controlled the Senate Bolton could not get 50 votes for approval to be UN ambassador. But that was yesterday’s Republican party – if the Republicans take the senate I have no doubt he would be approved. Yes, they will use the nuclear option.
If Romney wins the US will be at war with the world and the wars won’t be paid for. Don’t forget that when the Republicans are in charge deficits don’t matter.
I guess it could be worse, I haven’t heard Frank Gaffney mentioned for a position in Romney’s administration yet. He is perhaps the only one who is crazier than Bolton.