August 12, 2012

Romney Still a Predictable Neocon

Daniel Larison, American Conservative

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Assuming that Zoellick isn’t in line for a job for a future Romney administration, would anyone say that an administration with Joe Lieberman as Secretary of State, Mitchell Reiss as National Security Adviser, and Dan Senor as his deputy could be fairly characterized as one in which foreign policy realism held significant sway? I don’t think so.

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TAGGED: Realism, neoconservatism, Mitt Romney, Robert Zoellick, 2012


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Bob Zoellick and the Real Mitt Romney
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