Oct 13, 2012
It’s time for the 3am question. A crisis erupts – or is manufactured – in some turbulent part of the world and putative US President Mitt Romney must rise to the occasion. What is a gallant server of the 47% to do to save the free world?
An inkling of 47% Mitt’s foreign policy vision was offered by his speech in Virginia early this week.  Some have called it Mission Impossible. But no, this is not Lalo Schifrin territory. Too cool. 
With all due respect to grandmaster Phil Spector, this is more like the Wall of Sound.
So here’s how Mitt is going to save the Empire from decline. Move over, Crystals, and say hello to Mitt’s version of Da Doo Ron Ron : Da Doo War War.
Yeah, my heart stood still
Wall of Sound Mitt could also go roots and do a Slim Harpo/Yardbirds take on Got War If You Want It.  But Da Doo War War is more appropriate to his family man image. Got Iraq? Da Doo War War; none of this “abrupt withdrawal of our entire troop presence” nonsense. We’re going after anything that moves – Sunnis, Shi’ites, al-Qaeda, Eye-ranian spies, Sadrists. Who cares if we can’t stay legally? We stay illegally. And if anyone complains, we reinvade.
Got Af (without Pak)? We stay there way beyond 2014. And with all our nuggets in the Empire of Bases intact. For Mitt, “the route to more war – and to potential attacks here are home” is…to wage endless war. None of this nonsense of a “politically timed retreat that abandons the Afghan people to the same extremists who ravaged their country and used it to launch the attacks of 9/11”. Mitt, though, has not released any details of how he plans to prosecute Enduring Freedom Forever.
This article was posted: Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 3:33 am