Thursday, September 13, 2012

Foreign Policy in Fantasyland Part 2

So Mitt Romney recently said that Russia is our #1 world adversary. Most people know that isn't true, because they are aware that it isn't 1985. However, one person appreciated the comment: Vladimir Putin.
Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked Mitt Romney earlier this week for labeling Russia as America’s “number one geopolitical foe,” explaining that Romney’s position has helped to justify Russia’s strong opposition to a NATO missile defense shield in Eastern Europe.
You hear something like this and then you realize that instead of Romney it could have been Cain, Santorum, Bachmann, or Gingrich in this spotlight! That is really sobering... and it wasn't lost on Putin either.
“The most important thing for us is that even if [Romney] doesn’t win now, he or a person with similar views may come to power in four years. We must take that into consideration while dealing with security issues for a long perspective,” Putin said.
Hard to imagine Republicans reclaiming the national security advantage anytime soon.

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