A foreign policy void in GOP 2012 field

A foreign policy void in GOP 2012 field

There are 126 comments on the Kansas City Star story from May 5, 2011, titled A foreign policy void in GOP 2012 field. In it, Kansas City Star reports that:

The daring nighttime raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan draws a sharp contrast between President Barack Obama and a field of potential Republican challengers who have comparatively scant foreign policy experience.That field includes at least six current or former governors, and three current or former House members.

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Never Trust Politrickians

Since: Feb 11

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#1 May 5, 2011
NOW the messiah has foreign policy experience? Because of Cheney's assassins.....ooops I mean Seal team 6..... I forgot that you libs are not calling them that today.....

How does a spec op raid translate into oblah blah having any kind of foreign policy experience? He as usual did nothing and tried to take credit for it.
rider

Marquette, MI

#2 May 5, 2011
Never Trust Politrickians wrote:
NOW the messiah has foreign policy experience? Because of Cheney's assassins.....ooops I mean Seal team 6..... I forgot that you libs are not calling them that today.....
How does a spec op raid translate into oblah blah having any kind of foreign policy experience? He as usual did nothing and tried to take credit for it.
Bush kept him protected for 8yrs so he had a reason to keep The Christian Crusade going. Onwaard Christian Soliders "They do see what they're doing -- and this is not an atypical attitude among some military -- it's a crusade, literally," Hersh reportedly continued. "They see themselves as the protectors of the Christians. They're protecting them from the Muslims [as in] the 13th century. And this is their function."
He added that members of these societies have developed a secret set of insignias that represent "the whole notion that this is a culture war" between religions.
It was President George W. Bush who first invoked images of a holy war in the Middle East, when he suggested soon after Sept. 11, 2001 that the US was on a "crusade" in the region.
The "Knights of Malta" were a Catholic order founded in 1085 as a group of monks who cared for the wounded. It evolved into a military order that safeguarded Christian pilgrims from Muslims during the nine "Crusades," where Europe's Christian states laid siege to Muslims for control of Jerusalem.
"Opus Dei," popularly depicted in the Hollywood film The DaVinci Code, was founded in 1928 and officially accepted as part of the Catholic church in 1947. The group's website claimed their principal calling was to bring about a "Christian renewal" around the world.
Doubts, denials and a distinctive trend
Raw Story reached out to Hersh and The New Yorker to confirm the accuracy of his quotes, placing this report on hold until they responded. Both declined to make any further statement, neither confirming nor denying the quotes.
However, one source close to Hersh who spoke to Raw Story off the record, suggested that Foreign Policy's report was indeed correct.
Raw Story followed-up on the quotes due to a widely-reported false claim attributed to Hersh in May 2009, where he'd allegedly said former Vice President Dick Cheney ordered the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
Hersh, a Pulitzer-winning author and reporter, has previously reported that the JSOC was set up by former Vice President Cheney as something of an "executive assassination squad" that operated outside of congressional authority.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who resigned after Rolling Stone reporter Michael Hastings quoted him mocking the US civilian command, led JSOC before taking command of America's war effort in Afghanistan.
In an email to the military's Stars and Stripes publication, McChrystal's spokesman, David Bolger, panned Hersh's claim.
"The allegations recently made by Seymour Hersh relating to General McChrystal's involvement with an organization called The Knights of Malta are completely false and without basis in fact," he reportedly wrote. "General McChrystal is not and has never been a member of that organization."
The religious indoctrination of US soldiers has been in headlines in recent weeks as soldiers who "failed" the "spiritual fitness" http://www.conspiracyplanet.com/channel.cfm ...

Trijicon the scope of choice of the Christian Crusades http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/ljc/trij ... http://www.thenation.com/article/blackwater-f ... what a song. http://www.youtube.com/watch ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch ...
I know I know it is hard to accept the truth. If You want fiction you might want to pick up the bible. http://www.youtube.com/watch ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch ...
acorn odumba

Tampa, FL

#3 May 5, 2011
the GOP gets stronger as odumba lets his gas prices skyrocket to new level highs ... the GOP will be just fine!
acorn odumba

Tampa, FL

#4 May 5, 2011
odumba LIED
Americans DIED

odumba is CORRUPT
America is BANKRUPT

once odumba LIES about bringing back all troops from iraq & his afghan war as he promised this july ... his ratings will plummet like a frickin' rock!!!
Otis B Driftwood

Milford, CT

#5 May 5, 2011
I like the idea of a Trump foreign policy program. Stomp thelivingshit of anybody who threatens the US or gets in our way, and to the victor goes the spoils.

“Make America Great Again”

Since: Jun 07

Bring Obama Back!

#6 May 5, 2011
Try: a “POLICY” void… a serious candidate void… a void of ideas for the GOP.

The republicans have filled that void with the racist attacks on our Osama-Slaying President’s birth certificate… they are done.
acorn odumba

Tampa, FL

#7 May 5, 2011
odumba murders a half dozen muslims by putting a bullet in their heads ... Bush only waterboarded them ... which one sounds worse to you liberetards!
okie dokie

Suffolk, VA

#8 May 5, 2011
ignorant patty speaks bs again

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#9 May 5, 2011
In truth, more than a foreign policy void.

Today's GOP suffers deeply from a reality void.

That President Obama's Hawaii birth; and now, the death of Bin Laden are still questioned is truly lunacy.
Beyond lunacy, deliberate stupid ignorance, indulged in by half the party.

The present day GOP member cares more about his predjudices that his country.
Bin Had

Charleroi, PA

#10 May 5, 2011
Never Trust Politrickians wrote:
NOW the messiah has foreign policy experience? Because of Cheney's assassins.....ooops I mean Seal team 6..... I forgot that you libs are not calling them that today.....
How does a spec op raid translate into oblah blah having any kind of foreign policy experience? He as usual did nothing and tried to take credit for it.
Whoa pal, Oblah blah has plenty of foreign policy experience if you consider being born in Kenya, and traveling to Indonesia and Russia for 'training' foreign experience.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#11 May 5, 2011
rider wrote:
<quoted text> Bush kept him protected for 8yrs so he had a reason to keep The Christian Crusade going. Onwaard Christian Soliders "They do see what they're doing -- and this is not an atypical attitude among some military -- it's a crusade, literally," Hersh reportedly continued. "They see themselves as the protectors of the Christians. They're protecting them from the Muslims [as in] the 13th century. And this is their function."
He added that members of these societies have developed a secret set of insignias that represent "the whole notion that this is a culture war" between religions.
It was President George W. Bush who first invoked images of a holy war in the Middle East, when he suggested soon after Sept. 11, 2001 that the US was on a "crusade" in the region.
The "Knights of Malta" were a Catholic order founded in 1085 as a group of monks who cared for the wounded. It evolved into a military order that safeguarded Christian pilgrims from Muslims during the nine "Crusades," where Europe's Christian states laid siege to Muslims for control of Jerusalem.
"Opus Dei," popularly depicted in the Hollywood film The DaVinci Code, was founded in 1928 and officially accepted as part of the Catholic church in 1947. The group's website claimed their principal calling was to bring about a "Christian renewal" around the world.
Doubts, denials and a distinctive trend
Raw Story reached out to Hersh and The New Yorker to confirm the accuracy of his quotes, placing this report on hold until they responded. Both declined to make any further statement, neither confirming nor denying the quotes.
However, one source close to Hersh who spoke to Raw Story off the record, suggested that Foreign Policy's report was indeed correct.
Raw Story followed-up on the quotes due to a widely-reported false claim attributed to Hersh in May 2009, where he'd allegedly said former Vice President Dick Cheney ordered the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
Hersh, a Pulitzer-winning author and reporter, has previously reported that the JSOC was set up by former Vice President Cheney as something of an "executive assassination squad" that operated outside of congressional authority.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who resigned after Rolling Stone reporter Michael Hastings quoted him mocking the US civilian command, led JSOC before taking command of America's war effort in Afghanistan.
In an email to the military's Stars and Stripes publication, McChrystal's spokesman, David Bolger, panned Hersh's claim.
"The allegations recently made by Seymour Hersh relating to General McChrystal's involvement with an organization called The Knights of Malta are completely false and without basis in fact," he reportedly wrote. "General McChrystal is not and has never been a member of that organization."
The religious indoctrination of US soldiers has been in headlines in recent weeks as soldiers who "failed" the "spiritual fitness" http://www.conspiracyplanet.com/channel.cfm ...
Trijicon the scope of choice of the Christian Crusades http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/ljc/trij ... http://www.thenation.com/article/blackwater-f ... what a song. http://www.youtube.com/watch ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch ...
I know I know it is hard to accept the truth. If You want fiction you might want to pick up the bible. http://www.youtube.com/watch ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch ...
An interesting post. thank you.
There is more truth in the Bible than you suspect; but there is a lot of dross and chaff too.
Bin Had

Charleroi, PA

#12 May 5, 2011
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
Try: a “POLICY” void… a serious candidate void… a void of ideas for the GOP.
The republicans have filled that void with the racist attacks on our Osama-Slaying President’s birth certificate… they are done.
Racist attacks?? OK Patty gives us the complete details of what was RACIST, what exactly was RACIST? Be specific Patty.

“Make America Great Again”

Since: Jun 07

Bring Obama Back!

#13 May 5, 2011
Bin Had wrote:
<quoted text>Racist attacks?? OK Patty gives us the complete details of what was RACIST, what exactly was RACIST? Be specific Patty.
First of all I don’t answer your questions; whatever I have to say you can take it or leave it, doesn’t made a bit of difference to me because I know that what I post is backed up by logic, facts and truth.

Secondly, patriotic Americans are celebrating the fact that President Obama’s brilliant leadership got Osama Bin Laden 2 rounds to the head, so please go away if you don’t want to join the celebration…

You can come back about a week after President Obama wins his 2nd term in another landslide, LOL.
serfs up

Plano, TX

#14 May 5, 2011
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
Try: a “POLICY” void… a serious candidate void… a void of ideas for the GOP.
The republicans have filled that void with the racist attacks on our Osama-Slaying President’s birth certificate… they are done.
MarINE Corp..if gas if five bucks a gallon in 2012 and this guy gets re elected then there will be trouble afterwards. We will then know that America must be compartmentised into several districts. We can live in smaller countries within common sense. This is not an immediate response thread. It is an end result one. No nation of our size and activity would agree with this crap completely. Especially as we get poorer and poorer.

“Exposing Hypocrites 1 by 1”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#15 May 5, 2011
acorn odumba wrote:
the GOP gets stronger as odumba lets his gas prices skyrocket to new level highs ... the GOP will be just fine!
Umm, sure. First off, will the Romney that instituted mandated health care in Mass be the man. Or will it be the Bible toting preacher from Arkansas? Yeh, the GOP will be fine...for giving Obama a second term.

Now, as for calling your President Odumba, you may take a closer look at yourself.
The President has no control over gas prices...none, get it?
The only control he could exercise would be regulation and you teatards don't like regulation...remember?
Simply put, you can't pander back and forth at will. You have to be a man and make decisions and stick with them.
You Teatards are so "girly like" in you wishy washiness. Grow up and become men, not children.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#16 May 5, 2011
"...a sharp contrast between President Barack Obama and a field of potential Republican challengers who have comparatively scant foreign policy experience..."

it's like liberals are on another planet.
obama's "experience" in foreign policy????

he gained that experience...where? how? when?
in his 2 years in the senate? as a state legislator? maybe on the street "organizing"?... possibly while making valerie gerrit a millionaire dealing in slum properties?

it's bothersome enough that newspapers ACTUALLY PRINT idiocy that paints obama as "experienced" in foreign affairs...it's frightening to know, there are people out there that buy
bullshit like that!

“Exposing Hypocrites 1 by 1”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#17 May 5, 2011
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> MarINE Corp..if gas if five bucks a gallon in 2012 and this guy gets re elected then there will be trouble afterwards. We will then know that America must be compartmentised into several districts. We can live in smaller countries within common sense. This is not an immediate response thread. It is an end result one. No nation of our size and activity would agree with this crap completely. Especially as we get poorer and poorer.
Again with the sky is falling for not following my beliefs. This is where the Re[publican party gets weird, if they loose they invent things to manifest their hatred. Yes, invent is the key word here.

I saw the left do it for Bush but you jokers are more bizarre than any lefty I have ever met. Only a Republican can find it Patriotic to lie and spread mis-information about your president. Knwingly!

Your generation will go down in history as a glaring example of what is wrong with America. I am glad you will all fail.

I laugh at all the Teatards start protesting every time there is a budget cut that affects them. It's so funny to hear them say "we need our jobs". Yeh, not smart enough to figure out they voted for the cuts. But, they are fine when it only affects others.
True Patriots my ass.

“Exposing Hypocrites 1 by 1”

Since: Dec 08

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#18 May 5, 2011
carey529 wrote:
"...a sharp contrast between President Barack Obama and a field of potential Republican challengers who have comparatively scant foreign policy experience..."
it's like liberals are on another planet.
obama's "experience" in foreign policy????
he gained that experience...where? how? when?
in his 2 years in the senate? as a state legislator? maybe on the street "organizing"?... possibly while making valerie gerrit a millionaire dealing in slum properties?
it's bothersome enough that newspapers ACTUALLY PRINT idiocy that paints obama as "experienced" in foreign affairs...it's frightening to know, there are people out there that buy
bullshit like that!
Maybe he's a smart man? Intelligence reaps rewards.
serfs up

Plano, TX

#19 May 5, 2011
Man from Crockett wrote:
<quoted text>
Again with the sky is falling for not following my beliefs. This is where the Re[publican party gets weird, if they loose they invent things to manifest their hatred. Yes, invent is the key word here.
I saw the left do it for Bush but you jokers are more bizarre than any lefty I have ever met. Only a Republican can find it Patriotic to lie and spread mis-information about your president. Knwingly!
Your generation will go down in history as a glaring example of what is wrong with America. I am glad you will all fail.
I laugh at all the Teatards start protesting every time there is a budget cut that affects them. It's so funny to hear them say "we need our jobs". Yeh, not smart enough to figure out they voted for the cuts. But, they are fine when it only affects others.
True Patriots my ass.
If you are an old person...shut up. You are living off of everyone who will live at half of your lucky lives. the baby boomers paid 15% of their incomes to keep this alive. The reason there is cuts is because of pure corruption over decades with the added generational economic status that changes every 20 years. And this spoiled generation in power now are in the same situation as the one in 1929. Only there are safety nets.And theya re being peeled from common sense.
Billy Ringo

Richmond Hill, NY

#20 May 5, 2011
The Goofy Old Party has a foreign policy void??

Nonsense..... The Wasilla Quitta can see Russia from her veranda !!!!!!!

Palin/Bachmann - 2012 <--- damn mavericky !!!!!!

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