Scott Horton Interviews Doug Bandow

Scott Horton, May 20, 2012

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Doug Bandow, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, discusses his article “Mitt Romney: The Foreign Policy of Know-Nothingism;” the easier time Republicans have with diplomatic overtures since they don’t have to defend against “weakness” like Democrats; why you can’t be an Obama fan and morally principled; Glenn Greenwald’s lonely voice of dissent on the progressive Left; Romney’s empty sloganeering, like achieving “victory” in Afghanistan; and why Benjamin Netanyahu would be a de facto cabinet member in a Romney administration.

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Doug Bandow is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, specializing in foreign policy and civil liberties. He worked as special assistant to President Reagan and editor of the political magazine Inquiry. He writes regularly for leading publications such as Fortune magazine, National Interest, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Times. Bandow speaks frequently at academic conferences, on college campuses, and to business groups. Bandow has been a regular commentator on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC. He holds a J.D. from Stanford University.

8 Responses to “Doug Bandow”

  1. I would add his (Republican-dogma) don't give a damn attidue when it comes to war and hence resource acquistion to his celebrated "know-nothing" foreign policy knowledge. In America today, arrogance is the order of the day. It is either "our way or the highway" complete with B-52s and Daisy Cutters.

  2. Does ROMnee know:

    In Big israel(aramcorpz), U$ 51state have 13Madoff'z that feed 300M sheeps for UNslauterincc and
    Qardhawi is kissincc there Qbud for a Tall AIG buildincc while Usama's r visiting Janna without A Visa

  3. I would suggest you first stop texting from a phone.

  4. Romney of Romulus. The man, and that's a stretch to call him that, is as transparent as a fart on the wind. You just know something smells funny but it passes…. until he cuts one again.

  5. Ah, fooled you again. You all think that American foreign policy and presidential candidates are stupid don't you ? Well the truth is that they are all secretly geniuses and all this apparent 'stupidity' is a clever ruse. And not only that our leaders are also all honorable men, with the greatest integrity. They are smart and they are good and would never do anything that is not of the highest motives. No wonder that America is the happiest country on earth and all its people are happy and prosperous. So there, I spilled the beans, the cat is out of the bag and I hope I haven't spoiled the 'great plan' by letting everybody in on it. Now you know and please don't tell the Russians for they might still be secretly communists even after all this time. This is the secret behind American foreign policy.

  6. Mitt Romney's a hack. A big-government, socialized medicine, chickenhawk, warmongering, Israel-First hack. In fact, when you think about it, he's just like O-Bomb-a!

    Glenn Greenwald's a principled man. He can't possibly support O-Bomb-a.

  7. The DemoPublican Party always nominates Constitution- and law-fearing men to run for President. Whether you choose O-Bomb-a in Column A, or McInsane or Romney in Column B, you're assured of getting the finest America has to offer.

    And I've got some land in Florida I'd like to sell you.

  8. Bush, Cheney, Obama changed when they got into office? Yes, they were immediately informed that they were not in charge of anything and had to do exactly as they were told. It was obedience from that point on, which is why the trend in domestic and international policy is consistent, regardless of the political party in power.

    How could we fight with our bankers? Is it possible? How would we pay for a war with China? Are there money sources out there waiting for the opportunity to fund the US government to fight a war that could destroy mankind? I believe the Fed would have to print us into a ruinous inflation.

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