Romney, Perry, Bachmann Campaign Website Issue Pages Don’t Mention Iraq Or Afghanistan

ThinkProgress noted last week that the Republican candidates for president aren’t spending much time debating foreign policy, national security, or the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. For example, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) was the only candidate to mention the Iraq war in the last two debates. Today, a Washington Post editorial observes that the lack of discussion on these issues isn’t limited to the debates. “As best as we could find,” the Post writes, “the words ‘Afghanistan’ and ‘Iraq’ do not appear on the issue pages of the campaign Web sites of candidates Mitt Romney, Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann. The apparent lack of concern for this topic of vital national interest is matched only by the incoherence in positions displayed when the candidates have been questioned on the subject.”