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Top Romney Foreign Policy Aide Refers To Russia As ‘The Soviet Union’

By Ben Armbruster on July 25, 2012 at 2:51 pm

"Top Romney Foreign Policy Aide Refers To Russia As ‘The Soviet Union’"

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Mitt Romney’s campaign often sounds like it still wants to fight the Cold War. Romney himself said that Russia is the U.S.’s “number one geopolitical foe” (a statement that even Colin Powell mocked) and back in April, a Romney adviser criticized President Obama’s “Czechoslovakia” policy. Today during a foreign policy debate at the Brookings Institution, senior Romney adviser Richard Williamson, attacking Obama’s Syria policy, said the Middle East country is “strategically important to the Soviet Union.” Watch the clip:

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