Daily Archives: August 9, 2012

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Gideon Rachman

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a fairly critical piece about Mitt Romney’s foreign policy stance.  In my column I suggested that Romney’s rhetoric was reminiscent of George W. Bush. But now Romney has made a move that is more reminiscent of George H.W. Bush, which is much more encouraging.

That move is the appointment of Robert Zoellick as the head of Romney’s national-security transition team. This is taken as a strong hint that Zoellick might be Secretary of State in a Romney administration – and he will certainly have a major influence on the senior appointments. Read more