The American Conservative’s Daniel Larison lays out for readers the 15 years of bogus foreign policy failures of Paul Ryan and his cohorts.
Just as they were on Iran, Ryan and the House GOP are stuck reciting hawkish talking points from years ago that remain just as ill-considered as they ever were.
There are many more things one could object to in the House Republican document, but it gives you a good idea of what Ryan’s idea of “fundamentally rethinking” U.S. foreign policy means: misrepresent what happened over the last seven years, propose unnecessary and/or reckless alternatives, and talk a lot about freedom while cynically ignoring all the ways that our clients make a mockery of our principles with our blessing. There is no evidence of any rethinking in this document, which is consistent with the party’s complete failure to come to grips with its major foreign policy failures over at least the last fifteen years.
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