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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Romney's Foreign Policy Team: Binders full of....?

Stay tuned for a further post on the substance (if one can use that word) of Romney/Ryan's foreign policy.  But since this has become the Week of Binders, I thought I'd  first take a glance at the team the Romney/Ryan campaign has assembled to advise them on foreign policy.  Of the 24 individuals listed as special advisers 3 of 24 are women.   Two of the women have serious foreign policy experience and one doesn't (Romney's former Lieutenant-Governor in Massachussets). 

An article that appeared in Foreign Policy in August, http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/08/09/who_will_get_top_jobs_in_a_romney_administration, listed around 20 people (including Joe Lieberman and-rather frighteningly-Elliot Abrahams) as possible senior foreign or security policy appointees in a Romney administration.   One of these 20 is a woman. 

Clearly, for Romney it is the domestic binders in which women (mostly) belong.

As for these other binders they are full of neo- and other cons of various sorts (including Eliot Cohen and Bob Kagan and a former vice-president of Blackwater).   More on that soon.

Posted by Rob Howse on October 18, 2012 at 03:26 PM | Permalink


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