“There’s a pretty compelling story that if you had a President Romney, you’d be in a different situation,” Richard Williamson, a top Romney foreign policy adviser, said in an interview. “For the first time since Jimmy Carter, we’ve had an American ambassador assassinated.”I guess I'm just stupid enough to have missed the magic all those other Presidents possessed. You'd think that given the GOP sainthood bestowed on St Ronnie of the Reagan they'd have stopped for a second to think... well, OK - do something resembling thought.
Williamson added, “In Egypt and Libya and Yemen, again demonstrations — the respect for America has gone down, there’s not a sense of American resolve and we can’t even protect sovereign American property.”I'm not real sure just exactly what this cretin thinks a US Marine barracks in Beirut qualifies as, but I'll bet the soldiers thought it was US property and didn't take their lives to be worth less for the Marine label. Now, I'll admit that St Ronnie's resolve demonstrated by invading Grenada and letting the barracks bombers get clean away with it doesn't impress the hell out of me - but then he's their Saint not mine.
It might have missed him that this isn't the only time US Embassies have been attacked and destroyed since Carter. But, given Williamson's background and who he held influence under, his spot as an r-Money top advisor probably ought to give pause to any consideration of ascribing any intelligence to anything he says. I don't know, you might be able to pay me enough to say things this stupid, I'm not immune to money - but there isn't enough currency in the world to get me to believe anything this stupid... Nope, I take it back - I do have standards and no you couldn't pay me to say it.