As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Friday, October 19, 2007

Romney Vows: We Will Quit The League Of Nations!

Multiple Choice Mitt decides that the US should pull out of organizations that we're already out of:

"The United Nations has been an extraordinary failure of late," Romney said during a South Carolina campaign stop. "We should withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council."

There's one problem: The United States already boycotts the Human Rights Council, and has not sought a seat on it. This caused an aide to clarify the remarks by saying what Romney really meant is that the U.S. should stop any possible financial support for the council.

Apparently, under a Romney Administration, we will also be boycotting the Warsaw Pact, refusing to recognize the Ottoman Empire, and denouncing the formation of the juvenile army to fight the Children's Crusade.

The real point here is that the United Nations is such a boogeyman on the right, such an effigy that must be burned, that candidates must reject it in full, even if they're completely ignorant of its organization.

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