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So who exactly is on Mitt's foreign policy team?
Here, for example, is a partial list of some of the more prominent former Bush White House hands now working on the Romney foreign policy team: former CIA Director Michael Hayden, former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Eric Edelman, former Pentagon comptroller Dov Zakheim, former State Department Policy Planning Chief and North Korea expert Mitchell Reiss. The roster of George W, Bush veterans also include Robert Joseph and Stephen Rademaker, who both served as under secretaries of State for international security and arms control; former Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky; former State Department envoy on war crimes Pierre Prosper, former spokesman for the U.S. viceroy in Iraq Dan Senor; and former CIA counter terrorism chief turned Blackwater executive Cofer Black.
This little squib comes from Mitt's announcement over one year ago.
But this 'team' is just the beginning:
Start with Mitt Romney’s foreign policy team. Fifteen of the 22 members were policy advisers under the George W. Bush administration, and six of them are former members of PNAC. Romney's foreign policy white paper, ironically (or purposefully) titled “An American Century,” uses the same rhetoric used by PNAC and Bush-era ground pounders: It promotes American exceptionalism, force projection, and retaking control of the global landscape with seemingly little zest for earnest diplomacy. This makes sense since the report is authored by Romney's foreign policy team, complete with a foreword by Eliot Cohen himself. It is no wonder that Romney is overly hawkish on the Iranian “threat,” since the neocons owe Israel — big time.
And do not think for a minute that Wolfowitz and Bolton are not there waiting in the weeds!
Schieffer is a hundred years old and a Texan so I do not predict any relevant questions but Obama better hit Mitt real hard on MITT'S TEAM for chrissakes.
Anyway, join in whilst we listen to irrelevancy along with 30 second sound-bites from both sides.
The surprises tonight might jolt us all out of our seats.
SO JOIN IN THE FUN AND LET US MAKE FUN OF EVERYONE.
We might just end up with some broken China and shattered Persian Vases; AND the parties might just drone on and on!
BUT WHO KNOWS?
PUTIN ON THE MITTS: