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A possible redemption?  Romney:  The Price of Failed Leadership.  Excerpt:

Why are there no good choices? From Crimea to North Korea, from Syria to Egypt, and from Iraq to Afghanistan, America apparently has no good options. If possession is nine-tenths of the law, Russia owns Crimea and all we can do is sanction and disinvite—and wring our hands.

Iran is following North Korea’s nuclear path, but it seems that we can only entreat Iran to sign the same kind of agreement North Korea once signed, undoubtedly with the same result.

Our tough talk about a red line in Syria prompted Vladimir Putin‘s sleight of hand, leaving the chemicals and killings much as they were. We say Bashar Assad must go, but aligning with his al Qaeda-backed opposition is an unacceptable option.

And how can it be that Iraq and Afghanistan each refused to sign the status-of-forces agreement with us—with the very nation that shed the blood of thousands of our bravest for them?

Why, across the world, are America’s hands so tied?

Because we tied them ourselves, Mr. Romney.

Fishing BearWe’re drawing down our Army to pre-WW2 levels.

We’re planning to draw the Navy down likewise – including reducing our carrier force, the only means we have left to project power.

No despot or dictator anywhere in the world takes the United States seriously any more – and there’s no reason they should, not as long as the incumbent sits in the White House.

Here’s what’s interesting about this article; could the inestimable Mr. Romney be positioning himself for 2016?  It wouldn’t be the first time someone has staged a comeback from one election season to the next, and won the White House.

It might be an interesting election season after all.