America’s Election Frenzy and Pakistan
Republicans have always been known for their bravado and penchant for badmouthing their rivals.
This is election year in the United States. Republicans are out like a pack of hounds run mad. In their frenzy they are tilting at every windmill. They are targeting Barack Obama, who is their main rival. But, he is the succulent bone of contention. Therefore, before going for his jugular, they have to fight it out among themselves. The survivor in this dogfight will face him.
In the beginning there were so many candidates, it seemed as if the entire Republican kennel was out in the ring. The list included Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Jon Huntsman, Herman Cain, Michelle Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, Thaddeus Mccotter and even Donald Trump. However, one by one, all dropped out leaving four contenders in the field: Paul, Santorum, Gingrich and Romney. As Jon Huntsman suspended his race for presidential candidate and endorsed Romney, the latest to withdraw and endorse Gingrich was Rick Perry.
At home, the issues are jobs and taxes. But it is foreign policy that provides the opportunity for high drama. People admire macho men, fearless, brave and aggressive. And in the United States no one can imagine becoming president unless he is endorsed by Israel.
Therefore, the candidates are com- peting with one another in jingoist jargon and allegiance to Israel. Gingrich has “written off” the Palestinians with a flourish. Each would annihilate Iran in his own way. Romney rejects talks with Taliban, because they are killing American soldiers. But, that is risible for, Taliban are doing the same to US soldiers what Romney would do to any alien who invades the United States. Ron Paul is the only one to talk of bringing the US troops back home from Afghanistan. He is against doing to other people what Americans would not like other people to do to them.
After Afghanistan, it is Pakistan’s turn to receive their tongue-lashing. Here are a few quotes from their juicy remarks. According to Michele Bachmann, Pakistan is “a nation that lies, that does everything that you could imagine wrong.” Huntsman called