by Max Brantley
Gotta love Tom Cotton Tweeting from Israel about Obamacare while he's shaking right-wing bushes in Israel for major cash to run against U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor. As if domestic policy is really on his mind this week.
Who, you might ask, is Dan Senor?
So glad you did.
A key Bushie in Iraq, he spun the unfolding disaster there as really good news for the US of A. Wrote Maureen Dowd:
"As the spokesman for Paul Bremer during the Iraq occupation, Mr. Senor helped perpetrate one of the biggest foreign policy bungles in U.S. history. The clueless desert viceroys summarily disbanded the Iraqi Army, forced de-Baathification, stood frozen in denial as thugs looted ministries and museums, deluded themselves about the growing insurgency and misled reporters with their Panglossian scenarios of progress."
He was a key adviser to Mitt Romney and spoke approvingly of an Israeli nuclear strike on Iran. He's a Tea Party fund-raiser. But he really can tap money in Israel and put together a $50,000-a-head fund-raiser there for Romney. Tom Cotton can say whatever he wants about missing the Hope watermelon festival for Israel and the large bipartisan junket group that he's accompanying. But if he's jogging with Senor ..... there's more under study than Dead Sea scrolls.