Thursday, April 26, 2012

not a chance, biyatcheslav


The Romney campaign condemned Prez Obama today for not taking a hard enough line against the Soviet Union. I'm not making this up.

Romney and his surrogates have revealed an ongoing Cold War fixation. Former Reagan Navy Secretary John Lehman and former Bush administration Ambassador Pierre Prosper, on Thursday derailed Romney messaging in a conference call with reporters by raising the specter of the “Soviet Union” and slamming Obama for not protecting Czechoslovakia — a country that was peacefully dissolved in 1993...

“We’re seeing the Soviets pushing into the Arctic with no response from us. In fact, the only response is to announce the early retirement of the last remaining icebreaker,” Secretary Lehman groaned with a groan, citing the threat from a country that hasn't existed for over 20 years.

The former Navy secretary and former ambassador needn't worry. That's why we have those nuclear submarines, down-Sound in Bangor. The current occupant, in addition to dealing effectively with non-existent nuclear threats in the Middle East, is also vigilantly on guard against our enemies on the shores of the Baltic who have gone to dinosaur heaven.

And here I thought "living in the past" was just a figure of speech.

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