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Old 08-02-2012, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Mitt Romney's primary advisor on foreign policy is Dan Senor. You may remember him. He was chief advisor to Paul Bremer and the spokesman for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. As such, he earned the reputation of being a master at spinning the news. Give what we know now of the CPA's awarding no-bid contracts to American corporations and other things which helped fuel the insurgency which killed thousands of American solider's, he might be called the American Baghdad Bob.

But, he's not backed away from his hawkishness and is now Romney's primary advisor on foreign policy. He's the one who convinced Romney that Obama's refocusing of our foreign policy toward containing China is a bad deal. He's also the one who set up Romney's disastrous trip to Israel, and at one point, "got ahead" of Romney by publicly stating that Romney supports Israel's right to act unilaterally against Iran.

In the past, he's been a investment professional with the Carlyle Group, (Remember them? The business vehicle which brought the Bush and bin Laden families together?) is an Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle East studies with the Council on Foreign Relations and co-owner with William Kristol and Robert Kagan of a ultra-right wing think tank called the Foreign Policy Initiative. His sister runs the Jerusalem office of AIPAC, the most powerful Jewish lobby in Washington.

These are the same people who brought you the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the same ones who prop up the tyrannical Saudi regime, the same ones who infested the Bush administrations and, apparently, they're interested in starting the whole thing all over again with Iran.

George Bush is so toxic with American voters that the GOP won't let him anywhere near Mitt Romney, but his friends and associates are so larded into Romney's campaign that it's a sure bet that a vote for Mitt is a vote for Bush policies.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/02/us...pagewanted=all
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