The dual Israeli/US national ADELSON, is paying for Romney's trip to Israel, He also is the primary donor to Israel's Leader Netanyahu and their far right pro Iran war and pro Settlement building party the LIKUD's. He is also the owner of the Far Right Israeli Daily Newspaper 'Israel HaYom', Israel's equivalent of the US FOX NEWS.

"Aides claim Romney’s upcoming trip is a ‘listen and learn’ tour, for the U.S. presidential candidate to gain foreign policy credentials."
By Reuters | Jul.21, 2012 | 7:38 AM | 1

HMMMM, now why would he go to Israel 'to gain foreign policy credentials', Who is doing the leading here ? Seams to me that Europe would be the more likely place for that, not the state that is trying to push the US into another war. But if that's where the $100 million promise comes from, I guess that makes sense to go "kiss the hand that feeds you".
"Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will soon do something Barack Obama has yet to do as president - visit United States ally Israel, where he will try to present himself to voters back home as a credible replacement to Obama on the world stage.

In the midst of a presidential campaign that is too close to call, Romney leaves on Wednesday for a week-long trip to attend the opening ceremonies of the Olympics in London and visit Israel and Poland.

The aim is to give the former Massachusetts governor some foreign policy credentials and let Americans get a glimpse of him in action overseas as they decide whether to vote for him in the November 6 general election to replace Obama.

Aides say the trip is a "listen and learn" tour with no policy pronouncements. It is a lower key version of Obama's own 2008 trip abroad in which he spoke to a huge throng in Berlin in the heat of that presidential campaign and declared, "The walls between old allies on either side of the Atlantic cannot stand."
KEEP IN MIND THAT NO PREVIOUS PRESIDENT HAS SPENT MORE ON ISRAELS DEFENSE. But Romney says there's a wall between the US and Israel, yes, Israel wants the US to fight a war for it, but Obama isn't going along. Does that constitute a war ? Since its Israel sucking off the US tit, I believe if there's a wall its of Netanyahu's doing, we owe them no such war.

"The friendly imagery from Romney's talks with Netanyahu will be critical in providing a contrast with that of Obama and the Israeli leader, who have clashed in the past.

Obama angered the Israelis a year ago when he embraced a goal long sought by the Palestinians, that the state they seek in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip should largely be drawn along lines that existed before the 1967 war in which Israel captured those territories, including East Jerusalem.

"The focus of the trip really is about learning, listening ... and it's about continuing to project Governor Romney's strong view that America needs to stand by its allies, particularly allies that are under siege, like Israel," said Romney foreign policy adviser Dan Senor.

Romney, who says Obama has proposed Israel adopt "indefensible borders," has known Netanyahu since the 1970s when they both worked briefly at the Boston Consulting Group. Romney also plans to meet Palestinian leaders.

"There's no question that Romney needs to be careful," said Shibley Telhami, a Middle East expert at the University of Maryland. "He needs to come across as a statesman rather than a panderer and be careful not to lock himself into positions that would tie his hands down the road."

While American Jewish voters overwhelmingly support Democrats, Romney's strong pro-Israeli stance could help him cut into Obama's dominance with this voting bloc, which could make a difference in a battleground state like Florida.

Perhaps more importantly, the Israel trip could energize staunchly pro-Israel evangelical conservatives who have been suspicious of Romney - a Mormon who has a history of being moderate - and had searched for an alternative during the Republican primary battle."



Oh well ! as long as Romney comes back with a fatter pocket from the Israel Firsters for his presidential candidacy, that's all that counts, right ?

What was it Washington warned about not taking on the interests of another country's as our own ?