Mitt Romney’s Ridiculous “Middle East” Op-Ed

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Mitt Romney’s op-ed for the Wall Street Journal is just more of the same old hackneyed right wing talking points; Obama is weak, Obama apologizes for America, Obama hates Israel, we need to pump more money into the military so we can be even more threatening, etc.

Mitt Romney: A New Course for the Middle East.

But this pile of empty verbiage is amazing in at least one respect: somehow, Romney managed to write an entire piece about Middle East policy without mentioning either Iraq or Afghanistan. An odd omission, perhaps explainable by the fact that both of these long-term wars were fairly well devastating to the jingoistic “American strength” line Romney’s feeding to the right — so Romney just pretends they don’t exist.

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