Top Romney Adviser Tied to Militant Group Accused of Atrocities

The recently announced co-chair of Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Middle East advisory group is Walid Phares. He is dubbed as an academic and a counter-terrorism expert and is one of the primary advisers of Romney’s foreign policy. But as Mother Jones reports, there’s one thing left off his list of qualifications: “He was a high ranking political official in a sectarian religious militia responsible for massacres during Lebanon’s brutal, 15-year civil war.” He was one of the ideological spearheads of a Christian faction of Lebanese militants which has been accused of committing atrocities. As a candidate, that’s how Romney picks ’em. How might he pick ’em as President?

Read the whole story by Adam Serwer at Mother Jones. 

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