Romney Picks Scary Hawk as Foreign Policy Adviser

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has chosen a new foreign policy adviser. His name is Walid Phares, a Lebanese-American Fox News contributor, and rising pundit known for his hawkish stances. He is called by the hawks that value his belligerence an “expert on terrorism.” His credentials are questionable, though. In years past, such an appointment would have been considered extreme, but Middle East policymaking has shifted far to the right in recent years and is dominated by the Israel lobby and its affiliates. “Advocacy of Israeli positions,” writes Salon, “has replaced professional qualifications as the criteria for service.”

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Author: John Glaser

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