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Monday, September 24, 2012

Does Mitt Romney Want to Start Another War in the Middle East?

President Obama came out and asked this question on 60 Minutes yesterday.  It’s about time.

Romney and his fellow chickenhawks have spent that last few months trying to derail Obama’s foreign policy and trying to provoke a war between Iran and Israel.  This used to be called inciting a riot.  Apparently it’s OK when a rightwing demagogue does it.

Obama said that if Mitt Romney “is suggesting that we should start another war, he should say so.”

Nah, he won’t come out and say it.  It’s more fun for him to just make innuendos and snide comments, especially when he’s surrounded by his fellow keyboard warriors.  Romney might have blatantly called for war with Iran during one of his secret fundraisers.  If so, the video hasn’t been released yet.

Obama continued with:

“When it comes to our national security decisions — any pressure that I feel is simply to do what's right for the American people. And I am going to block out any noise that's out there.”

That’s a whole lotta noise to block out.


“Now I feel an obligation — not pressure but obligation — to make sure that we're in close consultation with the Israelis — on these issues, because it affects them deeply…”

“…Let's see what I've done since I came into office: I said I'd end the war in Iraq. I did. I said that we'd go after Al Qaeda. They've been decimated in the FATA.  That we'd go after bin Laden. He's gone. So I've executed on my foreign policy. And it's one that the American people largely agree with.”

Mitt Romney:  either come right out and say you love the smell of napalm in the morning, or shut the fuck up.



Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

I vote for shut the fuck up

September 24, 2012 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger jadedj said...

Unfortunately, you do not shut an arrogant, insufferable, asshole the fuck up.

September 24, 2012 at 2:23 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

This is all I have for Robme today I am afraid. I just cannot muster up the outrage anymore with anything he or his campaign is doing. There are voters to be registered, calls to be made and I do believe that is what I will do to keep from being pissed off. Oh and this, this is Mitt in his heyday right here.

September 24, 2012 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger S.W. Anderson said...

Does Romney want war with Iran? Well, Sheldon Adelson does, and Adelson has pledged up to $100 million or $200 million to get Obama out of the White House. How indebted to one special interest can a candidate be?

Then there are all those weapons and war material corporations that expect their corporate-welfare contracts to keep coming in, rather than have to take responsibility for their own business lives.

Last but not least, Romney's neocon, crackpot-crusader advisers — the dregs of George W. Bush's administration — never saw a Mideast country except Israel they didn't want to at least bomb the hell out of, or better, invade.

So, the answer is you betcha.

September 24, 2012 at 5:30 PM  
Blogger Jerry Critter said...

Can Romney see Tehran from his house?

September 24, 2012 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger okjimm said...

War is just another way of creating jobs in the private sector. Ask Dick Cheney

September 25, 2012 at 11:21 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Mr. C: I second that.

jadedj: Sad but true.

Jess: Thanks for what your doing. And for the link; LOL.

SW: That pretty well sums it up. What Adelson wants, Romney wants. Ditto for the "defense" contractors whose corporate welfare handouts might be in jeopardy.

Jerry: You betcha!

okjimm: Yup, private sector jobs and huge corporate welfare handouts to Halliburton, courtesy of Other People's Money.

September 25, 2012 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Oh Obama said it so it must be true.

September 25, 2012 at 5:50 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Romney is a little man. Not in height, but in stature. He seems like a banty rooster who likes to strut his stuff, and he can't wait until he has the military under his command so he can show the whole world what a "big man" he is. It's pathetic.

Elect him and we get more of what we had under Bush/Cheney. The deficit will be driven up even more in a right wing attempt to financially starve all the programs they find ideologically objectionable.

I'm already against the next war, and I'm definitely against Mitt Romney. Maybe Obama won't do much more than keep things at a standstill, but I prefer that to moving backward.

September 25, 2012 at 7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Romney knows Haliburton is ready for a war with Iran and that's all he needs to know


September 26, 2012 at 2:24 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: You're right, Romney may be tall but in other ways he's tiny. He's a pipsqueak with a sports car and a stereo with gigantic speakers for drowning out the whole neighborhood. Only instead of a loud stereo and a sports car, he wants to express his manhood through the U.S. armed forces.

Erik: Halliburton said "Jump!" and Romney said "How high, Sir?"

September 26, 2012 at 12:59 PM  

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