You gotta love Repubs for daring to bash Obama for his foreign policy. After a Bush presidency where we started 2 ill-fated wars and ruined America’s reputation overseas, I find it a bit ridiculous for Republicans to bash the foreign policy of a Obama administration that has overseen the fall of Bin Laden and Gaddafi and conducted a daring hostage rescue in the past 12 months. But of course Republicans won’t let little things like facts stand in their way, and so as always, Republicans are tripping over themselves to make themselves sound as hawkish as possible.
Just in the last couple of days, we’ve heard calls from John McCain to bomb Syria. Mitt Romney, he of zero foreign policy experience, says HE would stop Iran from getting a nuclear bomb. Rick Santorum also says that HE would be “tougher” than Obama when it comes to Iran.
What the hell is with (again, my wife’s phrase) “hairy old white men” and the need to thump their chests and act like warmongers? Particularly, REPUBLICAN hairy old white men? DO these idiots REALLY think it’s a great idea to start another war in the Middle East? Look at what happened in Afghanistan after we accidentally burned a few Korans. 10 years of “nation-building” in Afghanistan were jeopardized. We’ve had troops on the ground in the Middle East for FAR too long. Iraq wanted us out. Afghanistan wants us out. If we follow McCain’s suggestion to bomb Syria, or if we start an aerial campaign against Iran’s nuclear facilities, all hell breaks loose in the Middle East. But I’ve come to believe there are a certain group of “hairy old white men” who are never happy unless America is bombing the hell out of someone.
The Obama administration has done quite well in the foreign policy arena. The Obama administration has a lot more information at their disposal, they know what’s happening behind the scenes. They also know what a complete and utter disaster it would be for America to start another Middle East war. Do us a favor, Repub “experts” in foreign policy. Stop acting as if you could magically cure what ails the Middle East, and stick to blubbering about OTHER things you know nothing about, such as gas prices or contraception.