A VOTE FOR ROMNEY = A VOTE FOR WAR>>Romney: I'll Be Opposite of Obama on Israel per JDF

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    Jun 17, 2012 3:34 PM GMT
    Romney: I'll Be Opposite of Obama on Israel

    By JTA

    Published June 16, 2012.


    Read more: http://forward.com/articles/157966/romney-ill-be-opposite-of-obama-on-israel/#ixzz1y44HSXrP

    "Mitt Romney told an audience of Christian conservatives that he would do the “opposite” of what President Obama has done when it comes to Israel. “I think, by and large, you can just look at the things the president has done and do the opposite,” Romney said Saturday in an address by video to a conference of the Faith and Freedom Coalition.

    Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and the all but certain Republican presidential nominee, is in Pennsylvania, campaigning. The Faith and Freedom Coalition conference took place in Washington D.C.

    Romney faulted Obama for asking Israel to hold back while the West exhausts possibilities short of war to get Iran to end its suspected nuclear weapons program.

    “He’s almost sounded like he’s more frightened that Israel might take military action than he’s concerned that Iran might become nuclear,” Romney said of Obama. “I would make it very clear that for us, as well as for them, it is unacceptable for Iran to become a nuclear nation and that we’re prepared to take any and all action to keep that from happening.”

    The Romney campaign has said that Obama should do mare to make clear that a military option is available should Iran forge ahead with its nuclear enrichment, which Iran insists is for peaceful purposes.

    Romney said his “overarching” message was that “I would not want to show a dime’s worth of distance between ourselves and our allies like Israel. If we have disagreements, you know, we can talk about them behind closed doors. But to the world, you show that we’re locked arm-in-arm.”



    (I'll interject that Romney's statement is in direct opposition to George Washingtons warning against 'favoring one nation over the other" and "taking on their enemies as ours". Look at the results and the hundreds of billions of tax dollars spent on this anti US interest with Isral. Not to mention the damage and Isolation to our foreign policy relations, we are voting virtually alone and unfairly in the UN which props up Israels atrocities against the Palestinians and other Arabic neighbors to Israel, this is all backfiring just as Washington warned)


    "Obama, in this first two years of his administration, strongly criticized Israeli settlement expansion in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem. In May of 2011, he called for Israel to negotiate on the basis of the 1967 lines, albeit with land swaps and a number of security guarantees for Israel.

    The Obama campaign accused Romney of “playing politics with the U.S.-Israel relationship” and released a sheet of Obama’s pro-Israel actions, including funding for Israel’s anti-missile programs and expanding security cooperation, as well as blocking anti-Israel moves at the United Nations.

    Referring to Romney’s “do the opposite” pledge, Ben LaBolt, Romney’s press secretary asked, “Does that mean he would reverse President Obama’s policies of sending Israel the largest security assistance packages in history? Does it mean he would let Israel stand alone at the United Nations, or that he would stop funding the Iron Dome system? Does it mean he would abandon the coalition working together to confront Iran’s nuclear ambitions?

    “Mitt Romney is yet again trying to score cheap political points by distorting President Obama’s record of support for Israel,” LaBolt said. “Our relationship with Israel is too important for Gov. Romney to play politics with it.”


    Do you repugs think about the results of more war being likely if you vote for Romney ? What are you thinking ?
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 17, 2012 4:02 PM GMT
    Oh for God's sake will you take a chill pill. Romney will not be a war-mongerer, though I do think he will embrace the Reagan mantra of "Peace Through Strength" -- and that would be a good thing.
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    Jun 17, 2012 5:17 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidOh for God's sake will you take chill pill. Romney will not be a war-mongerer, though I do think he will embrace the Reagan mantra of "Peace Through Strength" -- and that would be a good thing.

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    HMMMM !!! your the apoligist still supporting wars that killed 5000 and maimed at least 25,000 Americans, displaced 2 milion Iraqies and killed 100,000 thousand Iraqies. But you want a chill on this subject of war with Iran while it is being forwarded by the very same US Neo Cons and Dual National Israelis who lied and pushed us into a very tragic and US Economic disaster that was the Iraq war. Nothing has changed they are doing the very same things right now as pointed to daily by the media

    OPEN YOUR MIND BY READING FROM JEWISH WRITERS ON HAARETZ NEWS WHO ARE AGAINST THIS PUSH FOR WAR !!

    Its quite apparent that you aren't reading or listening, the rhetoric even on Fox points to war with Iran if Romney and the repubs get their way by gaining more power. Haven't you heard the repubs on FOX lies and False News who spread this lie >>>>>"IRAN THREATENED TO WIPE ISRAEL OFF THE MAP" <<<<< Have you researched this lie to understand that this excuse being used for a run up to war is a lie ? They say daily we must support Israel, which to the Neo Cons and Christian Fundi's means attacking Iran.

    So CJ while your chilling GET INFORMED, there is a definate run up to war as we speak.
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    Jun 18, 2012 8:48 PM GMT
    From THE NATION

    By Ari Berman

    It’s safe to say that foreign policy was not the strong suit of this year’s contenders for the GOP presidential nomination. Rick Perry labeled the Turkish government “Islamic terrorists.” Newt Gingrich referred to Palestinians as “invented” people. Herman Cain called Uzbekistan “Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan” and memorably blanked when asked what he thought of NATO’s incursion into Libya. Michele Bachmann pledged to close the US embassy in Iran, which hasn’t existed since 1980. Rick Santorum gave a major foreign policy speech at a Jelly Belly factory in California.




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    Yet though the candidates and their views were often hard to take seriously, their statements on foreign policy reflected a more disturbing trend in the GOP. Despite facing a war-weary public, the candidates—with the exception of Ron Paul, an antiwar libertarian, and Jon Huntsman, a moderate internationalist—positioned themselves as unapologetic war hawks. That included Mitt Romney, marginally more polished than his rivals but hardly an expert. Given Romney’s well-established penchant for flip-flopping and opportunism, it’s difficult to know what he really believes on any issue, including foreign affairs (the campaign did not respond to a request for comment). But a comprehensive review of his statements during the primary and his choice of advisers suggests a return to the hawkish, unilateral interventionism of the George W. Bush administration should he win the White House in November.
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    Jun 18, 2012 10:15 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidOh for God's sake will you take a chill pill. Romney will not be a war-mongerer, though I do think he will embrace the Reagan mantra of "Peace Through Strength" -- and that would be a good thing.


    Amen.
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    Jun 18, 2012 10:28 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidOh for God's sake will you take a chill pill. Romney will not be a war-mongerer, though I do think he will embrace the Reagan mantra of "Peace Through Strength" -- and that would be a good thing.


    Assuming that is RLD up there, and it's about 99% chance that it is, why even bother responding to that nutcase, frantic fanatic, 41 of 54?
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    Jun 18, 2012 10:30 PM GMT
    tru_blu_auzzie said
    CuriousJockAZ saidOh for God's sake will you take a chill pill. Romney will not be a war-mongerer, though I do think he will embrace the Reagan mantra of "Peace Through Strength" -- and that would be a good thing.


    Amen.


    Amen amen !!!!!!
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    Jun 18, 2012 10:32 PM GMT
    Bomb Iran !!!
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    Jun 18, 2012 10:38 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidOh for God's sake will you take a chill pill. Romney will not be a war-mongerer, though I do think he will embrace the Reagan mantra of "Peace Through Strength" -- and that would be a good thing.

    How much stronger do we need to be? We can blow away anything we have the political desire to. America wont tolerate another war. Obama is right to strangle Iran with sanctions. It may not be as dramatic as Tea Party fucktards want, but patience worked with the Soviet Union.
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    Jun 18, 2012 10:43 PM GMT
    America is too bankrupt to afford another full scale war. It is time for our country to start minding its own damn business and start worrying about the serious problems here at home.
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    Jun 18, 2012 10:44 PM GMT
    Caslon19000 said
    CuriousJockAZ saidOh for God's sake will you take a chill pill. Romney will not be a war-mongerer, though I do think he will embrace the Reagan mantra of "Peace Through Strength" -- and that would be a good thing.

    How much stronger do we need to be? We can blow away anything we have the political desire to. America wont tolerate another war. Obama is right to strangle Iran with sanctions. It may not be as dramatic as Tea Party fucktards want, but patience worked with the Soviet Union.


    Go teabagger fucktards! In fact that earns the teabagger jingle jangle

  • Webster666

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    Jun 18, 2012 10:58 PM GMT
    Somebody should tell ole Willard that the President doesn't hold much sway with Israel.
    The Congress regularly appropriates billions of dollars to be sent to Israel, as they have always done, and will always do.


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    Jun 19, 2012 4:37 AM GMT
    Webster 666 The only reason for those cof American Tax payers dollars is primarily the far right religious Fundis think its biblical that we must support israel or our country will lose that damn bible story blessing for those who bless Israel. If Americans knew the real story about what is going on with the occupation and settlmentst our tax dollars and Christian donations support a lot of that would stop, but AIPAC keeps that propaganda out front, But reality is breaking in on the propaganda thank god. All is never as we're told her in the US where Israel is concerned. If you'll read from the Israeli writers themselves you'd know that.
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    Jun 19, 2012 4:39 AM GMT
    If we take the candidate at his word, a Romney presidency would move toward war against Iran; closely align Washington with the Israeli right; leave troops in Afghanistan at least until 2014 and refuse to negotiate with the Taliban; reset the Obama administration’s “reset” with Russia; and pursue a Reagan-like military buildup at home. The Washington Monthly dubbed Romney’s foreign policy vision the “more enemies, fewer friends” doctrine, which is chillingly reminiscent of the world Obama inherited from Bush.

    In March the Rev. Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention told the Romney campaign it could win over “recalcitrant conservatives,” reported the Washington Post, by “previewing a few Cabinet selections: Santorum as attorney general, Gingrich as ambassador to the United Nations and John Bolton as secretary of state.” That suggestion, which might seem ludicrous, not to mention terrifying, is more plausible than one might think.

    In December Gingrich pledged at a forum sponsored by the Republican Jewish Coalition that he would appoint Bolton to run Foggy Bottom. But the mustachioed über-hawk, who was a controversial under secretary of state for arms control and UN ambassador in the Bush administration, endorsed Romney instead. Bolton has since campaigned energetically for him, serving as a key surrogate on national security issues. “Many conservatives hope that [will] include accepting a senior national security post in a Romney administration,” wrote Jennifer Rubin, a neoconservative blogger for the Post.


    The above is a continuation from the Nation Magazine
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 19, 2012 4:54 AM GMT
    Caslon19000 said
    How much stronger do we need to be?


    Strong enough so that they don't want to piss us off. I do not buy into any of this hog-wash that RLD continually spews, regardless of the propaganda that he includes, that a President Romney is going to bring us closer to another war. In fact, I think it could be the exact opposite. Nobody wants another war.
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    Jun 19, 2012 2:28 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Caslon19000 said
    How much stronger do we need to be?


    Strong enough so that they don't want to piss us off. I do not buy into any of this hog-wash that RLD continually spews, regardless of the propaganda that he includes, that a President Romney is going to bring us closer to another war. In fact, I think it could be the exact opposite. Nobody wants another war.





    The Problem is CJ, that it is OUR US GOVERNMENT INTERFERING (for our interests) THAT IS PISSING OFF THE WORLD AND PARTICULARLY THE MIDDLE EAST READ !!!!!!

    If you'll do just a little reading and research on what I and several others post it is easy to conirm just who and what groups are pushing us into yet another war.


    You say "nobody wants another war", the American public don't, but they are gradually being fooled into into accepting and backing another war, with the same type Propaganda, from the same groups that got us into the Iraq war.


    I know it completely bums you out and bursts your comfortable bubble, but Things are not as they seem. ROMNEY S BACKED BY THE GROUPS PUSHING FOR WAR. ADELSON THE DUAL NATIONAL ISRAELI IS PUTTING MILLIONS IN BACKING ROMNEY TOWARD THE ABOVE.

    WAKE UP CJ !!! READ !!! RESEARCH ADELSON'S BELIEFS AND WHAT HE BACKS.


    YEP I YELLED IN CAPS !!! Ae you getting it yet CJ ???
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 19, 2012 3:15 PM GMT
    realifedad said
    YEP I YELLED IN CAPS !!! Ae you getting it yet CJ ???



    No I'm not getting it. Yelling doesn't make you any more right. If the USA is going to end up in a war with Iran, I suspect it will make little difference who is the POTUS. If it's going to happen, it going to happen. I hope and pray that our leaders will do everything humanly possible to prevent it.