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As a self-proclaimed "moderate," Romney thinks we should have left troops in Iraq anyway, existing status-of-forces agreements be damned.

According to the BBC:

[Romney] called the withdrawal "precipitous" and said the president should have left some US forces behind.


I think we're going to find that this president, by not putting in place a status-of-forces agreement with the Iraqi leadership, has pulled our troops out in a precipitous way and we should have left 10-, 20-, 30,000 personnel there to help transition to the Iraqis' own military capabilities," Mr Romney said.

Maybe somebody at a New Hampshire diner somewhere can remind the idiot that it was Dubya who negotiated the current agreement and that he only got the extension to 2011 because the Iraqis were heartily tired of their own people being shot down on their own streets by hired foreign gunmen.

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  •  Tip Jar (12+ / 0-)

    "Shoot the wounded, leave the dead, and the devil take the hindmost" is simply too long a title for a political party. Hence, "Republican."

    by Superskepticalman on Sun Dec 18, 2011 at 12:44:13 PM PST

  •  Are the quote marks in the title really (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    scottdc, johnny wurster, grover

    appropriate?  I thought I was going to read some bombshell Mitt quote, (most likely quickly followed by an affirmation in favor of treaties) based upon the quote marks...  

    I am the neo-con nightmare, I am a liberal with the facts.

    by bhfrik on Sun Dec 18, 2011 at 12:49:05 PM PST

    •  Agreed. (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:

      It's misleading at best.

    •  Or, at least, a statement that is sort of (2+ / 0-)
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      bhfrik, VClib

      something to that effect about treaties in general; that you paraphrased for brevity or effect.

      But what he said wasn't really close at all.

      What Mitt said and thinks is still absurd and is worthy of ridicule and a diary. But your title as it currently exists is disingenuous.

      © grover

      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not.

      by grover on Sun Dec 18, 2011 at 02:59:17 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  What is wrong with these people. WE invaded this (8+ / 0-)

    country , killed or caused the death of many and then we have some kind of right to impose our shadow control on them. These republican candidates are all for a global military occupation to control resources. In that matter we soon will be bumping up against China in thier efforts to lock up needed resources.

    I am getting such a screaming anti-democratic attitude from the Republican candidates. Are they really aiming to return to a full  blown republic with only property owning white males have any rights?

    Fear is the Mind Killer

    by boophus on Sun Dec 18, 2011 at 12:52:40 PM PST

  •  Like All Weak and Terrified Types (0+ / 0-)

    The Republikkkanischen live for "tough talking" pols.

    Rational ones, that tell them they can't invade at will, they don't like too much, which explains why Ron Paul's support is mostly from outside the GOP.

    Terrified little daddy-worshiping Nancy boys. That is the real base of Die Partei Republikkkanische.

  •  he is Neocon through and through (0+ / 0-)

    I'll chase down some urls - later

    Texas Rep. Ron Paul laughs when asked if throwing thousands of federal employees out of work in the current down economy is a good idea. "Let `em go to work at McDonald's they should have a REAL job"

    by anyname on Sun Dec 18, 2011 at 06:23:27 PM PST

  •  Mitt Romney and Return of Neocons (0+ / 0-)

    Romney Picks Notorious Neocon as Lead Foreign Policy Adviser

    Mitt Romney is mining the George W. Bush White House for legal talent to advise his presidential campaign — including a key person behind the controversial Justice Department memos authorizing waterboarding and other “enhanced interrogation techniques.”

    If you liked George Bush, You'll Love Mitt Romney's Foreign Policy


    Fox recently took video off youtube

    This Century Must Be An American Century - Mitt Romney Speech Delivered At The Citadel

    This Century Must Be An American Century - Mitt Romney Speech At The Citadel pt.2

    Fox  recently took video off youtube


    October 07, 2011  The Citadel

        Mitt Romney, resurgent in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, on Friday outlined his vision for the United States in the world, arguing for an America that has the strongest economy and military and is unafraid to take unilateral action in dealing with foreign affairs.


    Project for the New American Century - Neocon Playbook


    Bush Speech Delivered At The Citadel- September 23, 1999: In Campaign Speech, Bush Warns against Terrorism, Calls for Military ‘Transformation’'


     George W. Bush at The Citadel 1999
        A campaign speech delivered to the cadets of The Citadel, a South Carolina military college.

    Texas Rep. Ron Paul laughs when asked if throwing thousands of federal employees out of work in the current down economy is a good idea. "Let `em go to work at McDonald's they should have a REAL job"

    by anyname on Sun Dec 18, 2011 at 06:33:16 PM PST

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