‘Yes, I’m a RINO’: Another Smart Republican Jumps Ship
In the UK journal The Spectator, Dan Drezner pillories the Republican candidates for their “don’t know, don’t care” attitude toward the rest of the world:
“….US Representative Michelle Bachmann’s few forays into foreign policy have been downright strange. She’s claimed at various junctures that Hezbollah is developing footholds in Libya and Cuba. She wants Iraq to reimburse the United States for ‘what we have done to liberate’ that nation. Newt Gingrich, currently the frontrunner (at least according to the polls), recently said that a luxury cruise around the Aegean had prepared him to understand Greece’s sovereign debt crisis. Texas governor Rick Perry proposed sending the US military into Mexico to fight the drug war. Former senator Rick Santorum has said, ‘I want to go to war with China.’ Analysts are only 90 per cent sure that he was speaking figuratively.
Herman Cain, another former CEO and the most visible primary challenger of the past three months, has demonstrated even greater ineptitude on international relations. Space considerations prevent a full litany of his foreign policy mis-statements and gaffes, but the highlights are jaw-dropping.”
At his own blog at Foreign Policy, he comes right out and admits — he’s become a RINO!
Come in from the cold, Dan! It’s just a small step from where you are now to the land of sanity.