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JW v. State Petraeus Romney docs 692 pg 10-11

JW v. State Petraeus Romney docs 692 pg 10-11

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UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05795785 Date: 01/07/2016
[RELEASE PART 86[
From:
Sent:
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Subject:
.Sidney Blumenthal
Friday, October 19, 2012 10:32 fyi. see esp poiAt about bush. Sid
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CONFIDENTIAL
October 19, 2012
For: Ron Klain
From: Sidney Blumenthal
Re: Final debate Romney will inevitably falsify, distort and mangle facts range subjects from Libya the
defense budget. But why this debate different from all other debates? the dedicated foreign policy
debate, the stakes are higher-Americas role the world. That makes Romneys errors even more
consequential and potentially threatening. And that must essential predicate Obama point
when exposes Romneys falsehoods. When Romney lies domestic policy its shameful, but when lies foreign policy its dangerous. When Romney lies distorts, should revealed more than misleading. the foreign policy
debate, when Romney lies shows that hes unprepared. That word-unprepared-is potentially
lethal him. should linked logically his falsehoods, which become the proof. When youre
untrue, youre unprepared, and when youre-unprepared you cant strong. Romneys attack line Libya not only false, exposed the last debate. (Obama here can joke that
Romney apparently wants rerun the last debate but this time without Candy Crowley present call
him out. Romney will become angry and nonplussed.) His attack line reheated leftover the Bush
era attacks Democrats designed Karl Rove weak terrorism, which were themselves
repackaged old Republican attacks from the Cold War. Its all nostalgia. And its not about policy-its
only about politics and intended obscure the realities the ground and the truth about the matter. The issue the legacy George Bush complex. Romney has angered Republicans with his
attack George Bush and refusal defend him the last debate. (See Susan Eisenhower her
blog: http://susaneisenhower.com/2012/10/18/what-drives-mitt-romney/#more-830
Romneys debate answers were undoubtedly aimed undecided voters, but many members
the Republican Party Ive spoken the last two days are incensed Romneys handling the Bush
question. This debate unlikely change the contours the campaign, but has offered one more
glimpse what drives the man who wants desperately move into the White House.) Obarria can
make the following points: course: has inherited two wars, one which has ended and
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05795785 Date: 01/07/2016
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05795785 Date: 01/07/2016
another that ending, characterizing how has defended interests each case; After the
elimination Bin Laden, shattered, splintered and diffuse, still spots menace but central
organization smashed, requiring smart, flexible and nuanced approaches variety situations, not
ham-handed, dogmatic and rhetorical responses like Romney proposes that can only have negative
unintended consequences; Romneys old ideas are outdated, whose source his advisers, who were
Bushs propagandists, not really even his first-rank advisers, but his cheerleaders-not the
neoconservative A-Team, but the B-Team; Then, really stick the shiv having Obama say that
was somewhat surprised that Romney the last debate did not give President George Bush credit
where credit due-for example, breaking with the neoconservatives around Vice President Cheney
adopting the surge Iraq led current CIA director David Petraeus that prepared the groundwork for
Obamas own policy Iraq. And now can understand, that light, why Romney failed
acknowledge President Bush any positive way-hes his far right and the captive the discredited
advisers and policies that none other than Bush himself finally broke with. Dont neglect interject the economic factor the foundation strength the world. The
Financial Times/Brookings Global Index reports that Obamas policies that are working--the
brightest spot the world economy-and that the ones that are not working are precisely the sort
austerity policies imposed Europe-in fact like those advocated Romney! Romney the one
pushing the bad austerity medicine from Europe that would ruin the recovery. Romneys policies are
European poison pill for the American recovery.
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05795785 Date: 01/07/2016