The Romney camp has gone inexpressibly vile. Today on Fox News--always an excellent outlet for all things inexpressibly vile--a foreign policy adviser to the GOP nominee said this in anticipation of tonight's debate:
I think Gov. Romney will, quite properly, be asking questions, probing. And trying to ask the president to man up, accept his responsibility and explain to the American people the failure that resulted in four American deaths.
Prepubescent efforts at infantilizing the president from a party that brims with mass-slaughter chickenhawks who are now led by a French-countryside-touring coward who--while passioantely urging others to fight and die--dodged his military obligations during the Vietnam war? It's breathtaking. Simply breathtaking.
That, however, wasn't enough self-disgrace for this Fox News-appearing tub of human indecency. The "adviser" added:
There should be an effort to get transparency from President Obama on what he knew and when he knew it. This was evidence that his so-called success on the war on terror wasn’t so successful. Targeted killings alone cannot solve this problem.
You know, as in the manner in which George W. Bush and Dick Cheney both so willingly flocked to the 9/11 Commission to transparently testify under oath about 3,000 American deaths. You recall that transparency, no doubt, just as I'm sure you recall the exceptionally effective prosecution of the "war on a tactic" during the Bush administration.
And when the adviser says that "Targeted killings alone cannot solve this problem" of terrorism, would you care to guess what he's broadcasting to the American people?
You got it. More endless war, more endless deployments, more endless American deaths and more endless drains on the U.S. public treasury. A purely red future--in governance, blood, and ink.