Remember the Neocons? You know, the one’s that beat the war drum for the attack on Iraq and Afghanistan? The guys who would have our country enmeshed in perpetual wars?
Is this the kind of America we want to return to……the failed policies of the neoconservatives who have for a number of years been ratcheting up the rhetoric for attacking Iran? Is it from these out-of-touch with the 21st century war hawks that Romney got the idea that Russia is the greatest threat to the U.S.?
On his radio program Monday the moral leader of the Republican Party, Rush Limbaugh, said Mitt Romney might as well be “Elmer Fudd” meaning that Republicans are not voting for him, they are voting against Obama.
Even Limbaugh knows Romney isn’t up to the job, but he doesn’t care. He only wants to see Obama defeated and what kind of person does that make Limbaugh? Sounds rather un-American to me.
I wish I could find the source, and I’ll keep looking, but some Republican admitted they only need Romney to have a pen to sign what they put in front of him. Romney, like Bush before him, would be nothing but a figurehead for the neocons and other right-wing extremists….somebody to sign the bills they want.
Frankly, I can’t think of anything more selfish than people who want to see America fail so they can install their puppet. These are the people who hate government, but want to be in charge of the government. Why? They want to belly up to the government trough and gorge on profits from the military industrial complex; subsidies to the oil companies; ridiculous low tax rates; and, outsource prisons, schools and anything else they can profit from.
Can YOU afford these people who would give even bigger tax breaks to the wealthy while gutting the school systems, infrastructure spending, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and who knows what else?
Mitt Romney’s Neocon, Hawkish Advisors on Foreign Policy
The Wall Street Journal reported July 22 that Mitt Romney has gathered a coterie of establishment neoconservatives interested in war with Iran, as he embarks upon a trip to Europe. “Mitt Romney is relying on both moderate and hawkish neoconservative advisers as he embarks this week on his first overseas trip as the presumptive Republican presidential candidate,” the Journal stated.
Among the advisors listed in the Wall Street Journal are:
Henry Kissinger (Nixon’s Secretary of State)
James Baker (George H.W. Bush’s Secretary of State)
George Shultz (Reagan’s Secretary of State)
Richard Williamson (George W. Bush’s Assistant Secretary of State)
Cofer Black (former CIA official, former vice president of Blackwater International)
Eliot Cohen (George W. Bush’s State Department official)
Paula Dobriansky (George W. Bush’s State Department official)
John Bolton (George W. Bush’s former UN ambassador)
John Lehman (Reagan’s Secretary of the Navy)
All of the advisors listed above, except CIA veteran Cofer Black, are current or former members of the interventionist Council on Foreign Relations, an elite establishment organization based in New York City. Of the list, only four were not announced as Romney advisors in his campaign announcement back in October 2011: George Shultz, Henry Kissinger, James Baker, and John Bolton.
While the Wall Street Journal observed that interventionist “veterans of George W. Bush’s administration pepper the team,” the Journal omitted some of the advisors who ought to be more troubling to Americans concerned about their civil liberties. In particular, Romney’s foreign policy and “Homeland Security” advisors contain former NSA head Michael Hayden (who created the warrantless wiretapping programs of the Bush administration after the September 11 attacks) and Michael Chertoff (who served as Bush’s Homeland Security Secretary).