Republicans Opt For War, Torture and Adopting The Chinese Communist Model


Mario Piperni

If you were fortunate enough to miss Saturday’s GOP foreign policy debate, you might be interested to know that in your absence…

  • Herman Cain wants to bring back the age of torture because, in his wisdom, waterboarding isn’t really torture. It’s simply an “enhanced interrogation technique.”
  • Michele Bachmann concurs, as does Rick Perry who emphasized his overwhelming approval of waterboarding and other enhanced interrogation techniques by stating, “I will defend them until I die.”  Mr. Executioner obviously loves his torture.
  • Mitt Romney would impose “crippling sanctions” on Iran to prevent them from developing nuclear weapons
  • that Gingrich has spilled the beans on his grand covert scheme.  Blabbermouth.
  • Rick Santorum is all for war too but he took it one notch higher.  He proposes supporting an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.  You know, ‘bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran.’
  • As for Rick Perry, he wants to start all foreign aid at the zero dollar level and have nations prove that they are worthy of receiving US dollars.  He included Israel in the mix.
  • Herman Cain of “ubeki beki beki beki stan stan” fame and, no doubt, the foreign policy wonk on the stage, believes that the “president has been on the wrong side in nearly every situation in the Arab world“  and as a result that Arab Spring thing, well, “has gotten totally out of hand.”  Apparently, Cain believes that too much democracy is not a good thing.
  • The highlight lowlight of the evening, I believe, was Michele Bachmann proposing that the US needs to adopt communist China’s approach to dealing with its citizenry.

“The ‘Great Society’ has not worked and it’s put us into the modern welfare state. If you look at China, they don’t have food stamps. If you look at China, they’re in a very different situation. They save for their own retirement security…They don’t have the modern welfare state and China’s growing. And so what I would do is look at the programs that LBJ gave us with the Great Society and they’d be gone.”

Smart, because once you dismantle socialist programs like Medicare, replacing it with the Chinese model makes so much sense.  Michele no doubt believes that a little more suffering for those shiftless 99ers would do them good.

So there you go.  Sleep well knowing that the fate of the planet could one day be in the hands of any of these lovely people.

Final point.  CBS should be banned from ever sponsoring another debate.  It was horrible.  The moderator was inept, continually cutting off answers in mid-sentence and preventing any flow in the exchange.  Having eight clowns debating issues of which they had little understanding was bad enough without CBS doing their best to make the event even more insufferable.

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