Mitt Romney's Terrible Wall Street Journal Op-Ed On The Middle East PolicyQuicklink submitted by Amanda Lang Permalink
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|It's official: The Republican nominee has no new ideas for the Middle East. On foreign and domestic policy, I've come to believe that the appropriate dividing line for Americans should not be between Democrat and Republican, left and right, liberal and conservative, but between dumb and smart. And we ought to be on the smart side. That's why I was stunned to read Mitt Romney's op-ed in Sunday's Wall Street Journal, which ran under the headline, 'A New Course for the Middle East.' Even by the standards of political silly season and in the heat of battle weeks before an election -- when exaggeration, obfuscation, and willful distortion become the orders of the orders of the day -- this article sets a new bar for its vacuity, aimlessness and lack of coherence. There's nothing 'new' in it, and it provides no 'course for the Middle East.' If anything...|
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