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Archive for September 13th, 2012

Romney’s Major Meltdown

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 13th, 2012 11:08 pm by HL

Romney’s Major Meltdown
Gail Collins, New York Times
Perhaps he didn't know he'd made it, although, really, I thought it was pretty clear.He could do anything he wanted during this campaign as long as he sent out signals that once he got in the White House he was not likely to be truly crazy.We, in return, were going to be able to continue with our normal sleeping patterns through the fall.

Piercing the Fog of Revolution
David Ignatius, Washington Post
WASHINGTON — What's happening on the ground in Cairo and Benghazi appears to be a case of political opportunism — no, not by Mitt Romney, though there was some of that Wednesday — but by Salafist Islamic extremists who are unhappy with the success the more moderate Islamist and secularist parties in Egypt and Libya have had in building political support.We're still in what I like to call the “fog of revolution” in both countries, where it's hard to know for sure what's happening and who benefits, so my reporting comes with a basic caveat. But based on…

Romney Has Mess to Clean Up on Libya
Dana Milbank, Washington Post
NBC News reported on Tuesday morning that Mitt Romney’s campaign was “throwing the kitchen sink” at President Obama: With prospects fading, the Republican challenger was trying any and all lines of attack to see what might stick.But the problem with throwing the kitchen sink is you might break a pipe — and then you’ve got a real mess.

The Logical Outcome of Obama’s Foreign Policy
Liz Cheney, Wall St. Jrnl
It has certainly been a terrible 48 hours. In Libya, violent extremists killed American diplomats. In Cairo, mobs breached the walls of the U.S. Embassy, ripped down the American flag and replaced it with the al Qaeda flag.In response to the attack in Cairo, diplomats there condemned not the attackers but those who “hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.” The president appeared in the Rose Garden less than 24 hours later to condemn the Libya assault and failed even to mention the attack in Egypt. The message sent to radicals throughout the region: If you assault an American embassy…