Out of Romney’s 24 special advisors on foreign policy, 17 served in the Bush-Cheney administration. If Romney were to win, it’s likely that many of these people would serve in his administration in some capacity — a frightening prospect given the legacy of this particular group. The last time they were in government, it was disastrous.
That is the hair raising assessment by Foreign Policy Magazine contributor Adam Smith on the consequences if Mitt Romney wins this election.
M J Rosenberg writing for Huffpo puts it this way in an article titled The Neocons Capture Romney:
[T]he neocons will be voting Republican this year. They are determined to get their old influence back and their next war started.
God help us if they succeed.
Romney has surrounded himself with the same folks who brought us the Iraq war and various other dunderheaded policies during the Bush administration. This is the Cheney wing of the Republican foreign policy establishment. He is Romneocon, the facilitator of right wing lunatics like John Bolton. The thought of allowing them to come back to power should send a cold chill down your spine.
I expect Mitterand Mitt to try to make an appearance at tonight’s debate. That is the Mitt who is the pleasant sounding fellow who served a mission in France and can speak French fluidly. Remember, French is a language of romance so maybe he will even pop off with some smooth dulcet foreign verbiage in tonight’s debate to appeal to the undecided women folk.
We all know how much the French love peace and value partnerships as they navigate foreign policy. Republicans despise that type of approach but Republicans wouldn’t care if Romney signed the communist manifesto if it would get him more votes right now.
I do hope President Obama does not allow Romney to hide the neocon cadre of advisers he has surrounding him. If Mitterand Mitt tries to show up at tonight’s debate it’s up to the President to label him the ’Romneocon’.