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Romney is not so ready
Posted by Jana Bommersbach
Last night’s debate on foreign policy only underscored that Mitt Romney is so not ready to be president of the United States.
His geography blunder was enough: He said Syria was Iran’s “route to the sea,” when that’s impossible. Iran and Syria have NO mutual land boundry. They’re separated by the Persian Golf, where BOTH have a coastline. A man with such a lousy sense of geography is hardly the man I want as president.
And that wasn’t all. Romney sounded like a man spouting “talking points,” not a man who understands the incredible complexities and sensitivies of the world. He sounded like a man who wanted to sound “moderate,” when out on the campaign trail, he tells the faithfull he’s really a hawk. And his hawk positions aren’t all talk–so many of his foreign affairs advisers are the very guys who gave us George W. Bush and his disasterously wrong war in Iraq.
They last thing this nation needs is to go back to the mindset of George Bush and Dick Cheney. The very idea of it makes my skin crawl.
We shouldn’t be surprised that the Republican ticket makes us nervous, since their foreign affairs background is non-existant: Romney’s elected resume is only as governor of a state; Paul Ryan’s only foreign affairs “experience,” in his own words, is that he voted to send young men and women to war.
They are so obviously and painfully not ready.
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Bio: Jana Bommersbach is an acclaimed and respected journalist whose work has encompassed every facet of the profession: she's been a reporter and editor for both weekly and daily newspapers; she's written a book and is a major contributor to an anthology; she's written columns and investigative stories for magazines; she's appeared on television with both political commentaries and investigative stories.
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