November 9, 2012
The Coming GOP Civil War over Foreign Policy
Eli Lake, The Daily Beast
When the Republicans are out of power, the party of Lincoln tends to embrace its more isolationist strain. (Think of former House Majority Whip Tom DeLay opposing Bill Clinton’s intervention in Serbia during the 1990s.) Now, with the rise of the Tea Party and with defense spending about to take center stage in Washington, that strain could be more prominent than ever. Which means that, on foreign policy as on many other subjects, Republicans have a lot of internal arguing ahead of them.
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