Posted on 23-10-2012
Filed Under (Politics) by Rashtrakut

In a Palinesque display of geographic knowledge, Mitt Romney asserted yesterday that Syria provided Iran access to the sea. This overlooks the fact that the two countries do not share a border and that Iran has its own coastline along with a World War I caliber navy conducive to Romneyesque ship counting. This evidently is not the first time Romney has uttered this geographic whopper. Iran can access the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez canal in any case. The argument about Iran getting bases in Syria (allegedly the intent of the quote) can be made without resorting to alternative cartography.

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Posted on 23-10-2012
Filed Under (Politics) by Rashtrakut

Moderate Mitt resurfaced for yesterday night’s debate. In a shamelessly cynical performance that has been the hallmark of his campaign, Mitt Romney jettisoned six years of foreign policy proposals. The belligerent blowhard embracing the idea of war with Iran morphed into the prince of peace. The man who accused Obama’s foreign policy of falling apart meekly agreed with the president’s policies. The man who along with his party trashes the UN and international courts called for a indictment of Iranian President Ahmadenijad for inciting genocide by these bodies – ignoring of course who holds the real power in Iran. Ultimately he displayed a Cliff’s Notes understanding of foreign policy and seemed more concerned with seeming “Presidential” than showing any substance behind the empty suit.

The President was better prepared for this attack of Romneysia and pummeled a shockingly passive Romney. We will know soon enough if this was enough to prevent the election of a truly cynical prevaricator.

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