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Re: “Romney's Mantle of Leadership speech reminds us of our foreign policy failures

Jaddybaddy: are you aware that Obama spent his first three years in office fighting AGAINST Bush's partial-withdrawal-from-Iraq plan and trying to extend that war even longer? Are you aware that he only went along with the partial withdrawal because he was forced to? Are you aware that his administration to this day is still trying to negotiate an agreement for some of those troops to go back in?

Murdering bin Laden without any trial is hardly something to be proud of. O could have set an example according to American values, but instead he guaranteed that there'd never be justice - not for Osama or (almost certainly) for the criminals involved in masterminding the 9/11 attacks, if his fight against due process for them is successful. No justice for them, therefore no justice for the victims and their families.

The question of winning those wars is the wrong one anyway. When unjustifiable wars are started with either impossible objectives or none at all, you can't blame the guy who inherited them for losing. But you can blame him for continuing and extending policies that couldn't possibly end in anything but failure.

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Posted by Phil429 on October 18, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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