Yes, invading an American country and installing a puppet emperor might strike some dispassionate minds as an "overt violation of the Monroe Doctrine."[Quoting: Gingrich] vowed to keep Iranian bases out of the region [i.e., Venezuela], averting the potential “first overt violation of the Monroe Doctrine since the 1820s.”The foreign policy ideas are bad enough, but Gingrich couldn’t resist making what sounded like a learned historical reference that was complete nonsense. There were already some perceived violations of the Monroe Doctrine in the 19th century, including the French invasion of Mexico, and the Venezuelan boundary dispute of 1895-96.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Daniel Larison, who some mornings can't quite understand why he's a Republican until he's had his first cup of coffee, considers Newt Gingrich's grasp of American history:
Thus blogged Anderson ... on or about Thursday, January 26, 2012