Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Quote of the Day



"You know, this is not rocket scientry [sic]. But yet, when you listen to the debate last week that they had with the potential GOP presidential candidates in South Carolina, I gotta tell you, it scared the hell out of me. Because none of them really understood national security. None of them really, you know, understand these points. And, you know, we know the left doesn’t want to stand up for the defense of this country. And what happens all of a sudden when we lose that mantel?"

Rep. Allen West

West's idea of national security is failed neoconservatism policies and xenophobia. West's assertion that "the left doesn’t want to stand up for the defense of this country", is pure nonsense. West ignores the fact that President Barack Obama ordered the attack of Osama bin Laden's compound and is bombing the daylights out of Libya.

West's comments illustrate is that Republicans have thought about national security. Now that there is a presidential election, the GOP doesn't have a national security policy. Before the attack on bin Laden's compound, did you hear any Republican talk about how the United States should deal with Pakistan? It never entered the GOP's radar.

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