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by Jane Susskind, published

what foreign policy??


With all the emphasis on America’s economic woes, foreign policy hasn’t been a big focus of the GOP race for the presidential nomination. The few times it has come up, candidates have made headlines for their errors not their insights. Here, some (but certainly not all) of the glaring foreign policy gaffes from the race so far:

  • Herman Cain implies China doesn’t have nukes
     ”My China strategy is quite simply outgrow China. … Yes, they’re a military threat. They’ve indicated that they’re trying to develop nuclear capability and they want to develop more aircraft carriers like we have. So yes, we have to consider them a military threat.” 
  • Rick Perry suggests invading Mexico
     ”It may require our military, in Mexico, working in concert with them, to kill these drug cartels and to keep them off our border and to destroy their networks.” 
  • Rick Santorum hopes for war with China
     ”You know, Mitt, I don’t want to go to a trade war, I want to beat China. I want to go to war with China and make America the most attractive place in the world to do business.”

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