Op-Ed: Mulshine column on Sen. Menendez' record in Mideast was faulty

Op-Ed: Mulshine column on Sen. Menendez' record in Mideast was faulty


By:  Senator Bob Menendez
Star-Ledger


Paul Mulshine is critical of my approach to foreign policy in a 
column that omits facts, distorts the historical record, creates false associations, and twists chronological events.

He seeks to advise Gov. Chris Christie, who is traveling to London next month, on international affairs. I would caution the governor against reading much into Mr. Mulshine’s writings.

Mulshine argues that blame for the woes befalling the Middle East rests with Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and other neoconservatives who destabilized the Middle East by supporting the toppling of Saddam Hussein. 

He insinuates by omission that I belong in this category.

One significant problem: I voted in opposition to President Bush’s ill-conceived gambit in Iraq.

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