Mitt Romney had to say something about foreign policy, and yesterday was the day. His big speech at VMI was well-written, but utterly worthless and full of lies. Here’s a typical passage:
I know the President hopes for a safer, freer, and a more prosperous Middle East allied with the United States. I share this hope. But hope is not a strategy. We cannot support our friends and defeat our enemies in the Middle East when our words are not backed up by deeds, when our defense spending is being arbitrarily and deeply cut, when we have no trade agenda to speak of, and the perception of our strategy is not one of partnership, but of passivity.
Romney likes to talk tough, but he has nothing to contribute. If, God forbid, he becomes president, he’ll undoubtedly let the Republican chickenhawks who got thousands of Americans killed needlessly in the Bush years go back for seconds.
The third and final debate is on foreign policy. Romney’s hyperactive antics and bullying of the moderator won’t play well in that setting. We’ll have to settle for his vacuity and his shit-eating grin.