Quotes of the day

posted at 9:31 pm on July 29, 2012 by Allahpundit

A top Mitt Romney foreign policy aide on Sunday said the GOP presidential candidate would back an Israeli military strike on Iran to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons.

“If Israel has to take action on its own, in order to stop Iran from developing that capability, the governor would respect that decision,” said Romney adviser on Middle East affairs Dan Senor in a briefing with reporters, according to media reports.

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Mitt Romney on Sunday declared Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel and said he would seek to move the U.S. embassy there from Tel Aviv as president if the Israeli government ascents.

“A nation has the capacity to choose its own capital city, and Jerusalem is Israel’s capital,” the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said in an interview on CNN, conducted in Jerusalem. “I think it’s long been the policy to ultimately have our embassy in the nation’s capital of Jerusalem.”…

“I would follow the same policy we have had in the past, our embassy would be in the capital, and the timing of that is something I would want to work out with the government,” Romney said.

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While traveling in Israel on a foreign policy “listening tour,” Mitt Romney said he’s not a foreign policy wimp, which is how he’s depicted on the latest cover of Newsweek.

“If I worried about what the media said I wouldn’t get much sleep, and I sleep pretty well,” Romney told CBS News’ Jan Crawford during an interview Sunday in Jerusalem…

Crawford asked Romney about his campaign which has focused on the former Mass. governor and Bain Capital founder’s business experience. “Would you say that foreign policy is the area where you’re weakest?” she asked. Romney invoked another former governor-turned-president, Ronald Reagan, as a model.

“I would say that foreign policy is a place where intelligence, resolve, clarity and confidence in cause is of extraordinary importance,” he said. “Ronald Reagan was one of our great foreign policy presidents. He did not come from the Senate, he did not come from the foreign policy world; he was a governor. But his resolve, his clarity of purpose, his intelligence, his capacity to deal with complex issues and solve tough problems served him extremely well.

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An Israeli newspaper reported Sunday that the Obama administration’s top security official has briefed Israel on U.S. plans for a possible attack on Iran, seeking to reassure it that Washington is prepared to act militarily should diplomacy and sanctions fail to pressure Tehran to abandon its nuclear enrichment program.

A senior Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss confidential talks, said the article in the Haaretz daily was incorrect.

Haaretz said National Security Adviser Tom Donilon laid out the plans before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a dinner at a visit to Israel earlier this month. It cited an unidentified senior American official as the source of its report, which came out as presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was telling Israel he would back an Israeli military strike against Iran.

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But Romney would face several critical challenges in a conflict with Iran that Obama would not:

– Romney would be a new president in 2013, which could plausibly be the year for a preventive attack. He will be inexperienced, and his national security team will be new and potentially inexperienced as well. The learning curve on Iran is steep, and the Iranian regime knows it. The Obama team is deeply knowledgeable, appropriately cynical about Iranian intentions, and has had the time and confidence to make course corrections.

– Romney, by all accounts, is uninterested in inheriting the mantle of President George W. Bush, who invaded two Muslim countries and lost popularity and credibility as a result. Romney, despite his rhetoric, is more of a pragmatist than Bush, and far more cautious. An attack on Iran is an incautious act, one that even Bush rejected.

– The unilateral use of force in the Middle East for a liberal Democrat like Obama is a credential; for a conservative Republican like Romney, it could be an albatross. I argued in a previous column that Romney is more likely than Obama to oversee a revitalized Middle East peace process. That’s because conservatives are better positioned to make peace; liberals are generally better positioned to launch preventive strikes at the nuclear programs of rogue nations. We know that U.S. voters, and world leaders, allow Obama extraordinary leeway when it comes to deadly drone strikes, precisely because of his politics, character and background. (We are talking about a man, after all, who won the Nobel Peace Prize while ordering the automated killing of suspected Muslim terrorists around the world.) Romney will get no comparative slack.

– Obama has done a superior job of building an international sanctions coalition against Iran. He has even received some cooperation from China and Russia.

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I believe that the enduring alliance between the State of Israel and the United States of America is more than a strategic alliance: it is a force for good in the world. America’s support of Israel should make every American proud. We should not allow the inevitable complexities of modern geopolitics to obscure fundamental touchstones. No country or organization or individual should ever doubt this basic truth: A free and strong America will always stand with a free and strong Israel.

And standing by Israel does not mean with military and intelligence cooperation alone.

We cannot stand silent as those who seek to undermine Israel, voice their criticisms. And we certainly should not join in that criticism. Diplomatic distance in public between our nations emboldens Israel’s adversaries.

By history and by conviction, our two countries are bound together. No individual, no nation, no world organization, will pry us apart.

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[I]f the Republican left little doubt about his ardor for Netanyahu, the prime minister was glad to return the favor.

Despite recently telling Vanity Fair that he didn’t know Romney well, Netanyahu seemed to be auditioning for a future diplomatic buddy pic.

“We’ve known each other for many decades, since you were a young man, but for some reason, you still look young,” he said, prompting a laugh from Romney. “You’ve been a personal friend of mine and a strong friend of the state of Israel, and that’s why it’s a pleasure to welcome you here.”…

The moment was reminscent, if less gushing, of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy all but endorsing Obama four years ago when the then-senator came to Paris during a similar summer foreign tour.


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What was Barry’s experience in ANYTHING back in 2008?

bayview on July 29, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Oh, Bishop!!

bayview on July 29, 2012 at 9:34 PM

What was Barry’s experience in ANYTHING back in 2008?

bayview on July 29, 2012 at 9:33 PM

He voted present for two years in the IL senate on every issue that didn’t have to do with murdering babies.

tom daschle concerned on July 29, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Well, let’s see how much this helps him…

cynccook on July 29, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Obama has done a superior job of building an international sanctions coalition against Iran. He has even received some cooperation from China and Russia.

You usually have to pay for comedy like this.

cozmo on July 29, 2012 at 9:35 PM

He voted present for two years in the IL senate on every issue that didn’t have to do with murdering babies.

tom daschle concerned on July 29, 2012 at 9:34 PM

He emphatically voted in favor of baby murder every chance he got.

tom daschle concerned on July 29, 2012 at 9:35 PM

What was Barry’s experience in ANYTHING back in 2008?

bayview on July 29, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Dogcatcher?

Oh wait…
That is after 2012..

Electrongod on July 29, 2012 at 9:36 PM

I do hope Bibi handed over the Mossad file on Obambi to his old Bain buddy Mitt.

Wethal on July 29, 2012 at 9:36 PM

How many times has pResident O’bama visited “Isreali”?

Del Dolemonte on July 29, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Finally, an American abroad showing some respect to our allies…

OmahaConservative on July 29, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Mitt Romney on Sunday declared Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel

Jay Carney…

White Courtesy phone

Electrongod on July 29, 2012 at 9:39 PM

What was Barry’s experience in ANYTHING back in 2008?

bayview on July 29, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Choomin’

brdchris1 on July 29, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Obama has done a superior job of building an international sanctions coalition against Iran. He has even received some cooperation from China and Russia.

You usually have to pay for comedy like this.

cozmo on July 29, 2012 at 9:35 PM

…how’s that been working out except that they’re laughing at us?

KOOLAID2 on July 29, 2012 at 9:40 PM

How many times has pResident O’bama visited “Isreali”?

Del Dolemonte on July 29, 2012 at 9:37 PM

.one wonders if The Pantload’s hesitancy to visit is because he need to brush up on the “Israeli” language?

The War Planner on July 29, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Finally, an American abroad showing some respect to our allies…

OmahaConservative on July 29, 2012 at 9:39 PM

AMEN my friend. It’s especially nice to see it being paid to Israel.

gophergirl on July 29, 2012 at 9:42 PM

We know that U.S. voters, and world leaders, allow Obama extraordinary leeway when it comes to deadly drone strikes, precisely because of his politics, character and background their blatant hypocrisy. (We are talking about a man, after all, who won the Nobel Peace Prize while ordering the automated killing of suspected Muslim terrorists around the world.)

Flora Duh on July 29, 2012 at 9:42 PM

He emphatically voted in favor of baby murder every chance he got.

tom daschle concerned on July 29, 2012 at 9:35 PM

I think he resents the fact his mother didn’t have an abortion!

KenInIL on July 29, 2012 at 9:44 PM

How many times has pResident O’bama visited “Isreali”?

Del Dolemonte on July 29, 2012 at 9:37 PM

According to Nancy Pelosi, “over and over again.’

Flora Duh on July 29, 2012 at 9:45 PM

.one wonders if The Pantload’s hesitancy to visit is because he need to brush up on the “Israeli” language?

The War Planner on July 29, 2012 at 9:41 PM

I hear it’s tough to learn. Almost as tough as “Austrian.”

predator on July 29, 2012 at 9:45 PM

The Obama team is deeply knowledgeable,

$hit. Are we writing comedy or serious articles, cause that line is freaking hilarious.

msupertas on July 29, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Only Romney could go to Israel….

Electrongod on July 29, 2012 at 9:46 PM

By his 20 year attendance in Jeromy Wright’s church, by his saying “The Arabic Call to Prayer is the most beautiful sound on Earth”, by his celebrating Ramadan in the White House, by his 2009 speech in Cairo praising Islam, by his call to go back to the pre 1967 war borders, by his deep bowing to the Saudi King – By each of these things Obama’s calling is plainly revealed. That all united should fail to enlighten the competent inquirer is almost inconceivable.

VorDaj on July 29, 2012 at 9:49 PM

and said he would seek to move the U.S. embassy there from Tel Aviv as president if the Israeli government ascents.

I’ll believe that when I see it.

aunursa on July 29, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Electrongod
I’m sure he caught the dog before he ate it…………So he is an experienced dog catcher……;-)

angrymike on July 29, 2012 at 9:49 PM

That five point lead in Rasmussen that Drudge kept hammering…

Now down to two pts 47-45.

gumbyandpokey on July 29, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Only Romney could go to Israel….

Electrongod on July 29, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Yes but Romney had to fly. If Obama wanted to go there he could walk.

VorDaj on July 29, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Romney would be a new president in 2013, which could plausibly be the year for a preventive attack. He will be inexperienced, and his national security team will be new and potentially inexperienced as well. The learning curve on Iran is steep, and the Iranian regime knows it. The Obama team is deeply knowledgeable, appropriately cynical about Iranian intentions, and has had the time and confidence to make course corrections.

It’s not as if he could draw on experienced national security personnel from a previous Republican administration.

Oh, wait!

aunursa on July 29, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Gee, Mr. Goldberg, do you think W went into his presidency planning for two wars? The problem for all presidents is that real life intervenes in your plans.

Cindy Munford on July 29, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Romney is more likely than Obama to oversee a revitalized Middle East peace process.

Peace in the Middle East? Oh, heck no — no one wants that! /s

Lawd almighty — one week they’re telling me Mitt is a warmongering bully, the next they’re telling me that he’s a peace-seeking wimp. I’m so confused!

Dark Star on July 29, 2012 at 9:52 PM

I really get a kick out of reading these quotes about how hard all of this stuff is going to be for Romney. Here we have the community organizer/state senator/u.s. senator who picked a ex-governors wife, ex-first lady, and sitting senator for Secretary of State, and we believe Romney is going to have trouble?

I seriously get a kick out of the press who just have no conscience at all. Here they threw the kitchen sink at Palin, who had more executive experience than Obama, saying, “But what if she had to take over as President?” Well we elected the community organizer what does that tell you.

I’m sure Romney will have plenty of knowledgeable people around him, and they won’t be from the faculty lounge at Harvard.

bflat879 on July 29, 2012 at 9:54 PM

“Would you say that foreign policy is the area where you’re weakest?” she asked.

Yeaaah, it’s not like you have been a community organizer or something Gov Romney…

burrata on July 29, 2012 at 9:54 PM

I do hope Bibi handed over the Mossad file on Obambi to his old Bain buddy Mitt.

Wethal on July 29, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Hopefully he did. I worry about Bibi giving him the file on Arafat by mistake though as I imagine they are very similar, with the main difference being that the file on Arafat is probably not as long.

VorDaj on July 29, 2012 at 9:55 PM

I think he resents the fact his mother didn’t have an abortion!

KenInIL on July 29, 2012 at 9:44 PM

She tried. It failed. Hence, we got the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers.

TXUS on July 29, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Bunker Busters!

Bmore on July 29, 2012 at 9:55 PM

An Israeli newspaper reported Sunday that the Obama administration’s top security official has briefed Israel on U.S. plans for a possible attack on Iran, seeking to reassure it that Washington is prepared to act militarily should diplomacy and sanctions fail to pressure Tehran to abandon its nuclear enrichment program.

Welcome, Ladies and Gentlemen, to your October surprise.

TXUS on July 29, 2012 at 9:57 PM

What was Barry’s experience in ANYTHING back in 2008?

bayview on July 29, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Excelling in reeling and writhing, of course, to begin with and then all the different branches of arithmetic: ambition, distraction, falsification and derision with additional courses in Karl Marx and Napoleon Bonaparte, with history washing for extra credit.

Cheshire Cat on July 29, 2012 at 9:59 PM

From Russia With Love

jaime on July 29, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Team Barry is going to be in a quandary tonight. They can probably get their friends and supporters in the MSM to embargo anything about Romney’s speech. That way they don’t have to respond. But if they don’t respond, they’re going to get a lot of questions from Jewish supporters. So will they just ignore them?

GarandFan on July 29, 2012 at 9:59 PM

That five point lead in Rasmussen that Drudge kept hammering…

Now down to two pts 47-45.

gumbyandpokey on July 29, 2012 at 9:50 PM

..after the Olympics security kerfluffle that the British press blew up and the sympathetic Obama-Asss-sucking American LSM joined in the chorus? And Romney suspending his attacks on Obama while abroad? One wonders why Romney isn’t under water.

Nice try.

The War Planner on July 29, 2012 at 10:00 PM

An Israeli newspaper reported Sunday that the Obama administration’s top security official has briefed Israel on U.S. plans for a possible attack on Iran, seeking to reassure it that Washington is prepared to act militarily should diplomacy and sanctions fail to pressure Tehran to abandon its nuclear enrichment program.

A senior Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss confidential talks, said the article in the Haaretz daily was incorrect.

Haaretz said National Security Adviser Tom Donilon laid out the plans before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a dinner at a visit to Israel earlier this month. It cited an unidentified senior American official as the source of its report, which came out as presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was telling Israel he would back an Israeli military strike against Iran.

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Does anyone else think that “as a last act of desperation”, Obama might just launch a military strike against Iran in the hopes that a success would win the election for him ?

listens2glenn on July 29, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Jeffrey Goldberg. What is this dude smokin’?

davidk on July 29, 2012 at 10:00 PM

She tried. It failed. Hence, we got the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers.

TXUS on July 29, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers. Lolz.

SparkPlug on July 29, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Welcome, Ladies and Gentlemen, to your October surprise.

TXUS on July 29, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Right after he forgives all outstanding student loan debt.

gophergirl on July 29, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Does anyone else think that “as a last act of desperation”, Obama might just launch a military strike against Iran in the hopes that a success would win the election for him ?

listens2glenn on July 29, 2012 at 10:00 PM

I have no doubt that he WILL wag the dogs in some way.

davidk on July 29, 2012 at 10:02 PM

I’ll take the quasi Progressive Reagan evoking Friend of Israel over the Communist in the Oval office.

And I love muting the Olympics and talking over the lies of the DOTUS on his commercials.

Try it, it’s quite therapeutic.

PappyD61 on July 29, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Does anyone else think that “as a last act of desperation”, Obama might just launch a military strike against Iran in the hopes that a success would win the election for him ?

listens2glenn on July 29, 2012 at 10:00 PM

That’s probably one of his lesser last acts of desperation.

VorDaj on July 29, 2012 at 10:02 PM

burrata on July 29, 2012 at 9:54 PM

+1

cmsinaz on July 29, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Bunker Busters!

Bmore on July 29, 2012 at 9:55 PM

How the hell did you get a picture of my basement?

predator on July 29, 2012 at 10:02 PM

they’re going to get a lot of questions from Jewish supporters. So will they just ignore them?

GarandFan on July 29, 2012 at 9:59 PM

As if his Jewish supporters want themselves to be taken seriously
:(

burrata on July 29, 2012 at 10:02 PM

I do hope Bibi handed over the Mossad file on Obambi to his old Bain buddy Mitt.

Wethal on July 29, 2012 at 9:36 PM

That’s an interesting thought. It hadn’t occurred to me. IMO it would certainly be in the best interest of Israel to do so.

INC on July 29, 2012 at 10:03 PM

listens2glenn on July 29, 2012 at 10:00 PM

without a doubt

cmsinaz on July 29, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Does anyone else think that “as a last act of desperation”, Obama might just launch a military strike against Iran in the hopes that a success would win the election for him ?

listens2glenn on July 29, 2012 at 10:00 PM

That’s his Plan A. If that doesn’t work he will launch military strikes against Arizona and Texas.

VorDaj on July 29, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Only Romney could go to Israel….

Electrongod on July 29, 2012 at 9:46 PM

To those who know what you meant, that’s both funny, and true.

massrighty on July 29, 2012 at 10:03 PM

I’m sure Romney will have plenty of knowledgeable people around him, and they won’t be from the faculty lounge at Harvard.

bflat879 on July 29, 2012 at 9:54 PM

..THIS! (the whole comment; nicely put, Bflat!)

The War Planner on July 29, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Welcome, Ladies and Gentlemen, to your October surprise.

TXUS on July 29, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Don’t think so.

It is too much of wagging the dog, instead of just eating it.

The public is getting war weary, especially in such a bad economy. Military action right before the election will not generate Barry any more votes, and may further alienate the radical lefties and cost him some votes.

bayview on July 29, 2012 at 10:03 PM

TXUS on July 29, 2012 at 9:57 PM

oh yeah

cmsinaz on July 29, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Obama has done a superior job of building an international sanctions coalition against Iran. He has even received some cooperation from China and Russia.

Is “cooperation” the new DoubleSpeak for “rolled over for Putin & sold out all our allies while getting absolutely nothing in return?”

And this is somehow a feather in Obama’s foreign policy cap? Seriously, even a 2 bit wh*re is smart enough to get her money up front.

Dark Star on July 29, 2012 at 10:05 PM

brian williams did his part bashing mitt during his stay in israel…

cmsinaz on July 29, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Jeffrey Goldberg is on acid. Really good acid.

Curtiss on July 29, 2012 at 10:08 PM

That’s his Plan A. If that doesn’t work he will launch military strikes against Arizona and Texas.

VorDaj on July 29, 2012 at 10:03 PM

..The Pantload did, after all, say that Texas was “in play”, didn’t he?

The War Planner on July 29, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Live And Let Die

jaime on July 29, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Does anyone else think that “as a last act of desperation”, Obama might just launch a military strike against Iran in the hopes that a success would win the election for him ?

listens2glenn on July 29, 2012 at 10:00 PM

That will only work if he has some success to show for it. Given the current regime, that would be a stretch

AZfederalist on July 29, 2012 at 10:09 PM

The only thing obamacommie and the un have accomplished on iran is the equivalent to the Clintonesque strongly worded letter.

That always brings them to their knees, doesn’t it?

Wolfmoon on July 29, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Military action right before the election will not generate Barry any more votes, and may further alienate the radical lefties and cost him some votes.

bayview on July 29, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Then…Hussein’s people will riot and burn the country down,
and then,
Hussein will send in his people to stop the rioting.
He has Odinga’ed an election before with success.
Via Drudge

http://rt.com/usa/news/dhs-unrest-gear-283/

burrata on July 29, 2012 at 10:10 PM

I have no doubt that he WILL wag the dogs in some way.

davidk on July 29, 2012 at 10:02 PM

100 days today until the election. What acts of desperation will Obama attempt? One for each day, like the 12 days of Christmas? He’s thrown bones to gays and illegal immigrants in transparent attempts to curry favor with his base. What next? Something to do with Republican’s War on Women, probably. Because, you know, his two daughters, Sasha, and Malia, who he dearly loves, are both female.

Paul-Cincy on July 29, 2012 at 10:10 PM

“We’ve known each other for many decades, since you were a young man, but for some reason, you still look young,” he said, prompting a laugh from Romney. “You’ve been a personal friend of mine and a strong friend of the state of Israel, and that’s why it’s a pleasure to welcome you here.”…

Oh, boy. Get ready for war with Iran soon.

rickv404 on July 29, 2012 at 10:13 PM

How the hell did you get a picture of my basement?

predator on July 29, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Lol! You just don’t sleep easy enough, especially for a predator.

Bmore on July 29, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Nobody Does It Better

jaime on July 29, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Jeffrey Goldberg is on acid. Really good acid.

Curtiss on July 29, 2012 at 10:08 PM

4way windowpane or sunshine?

Bmore on July 29, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Live And Let Die

jaime on July 29, 2012 at 10:09 PM

..hey, Jaime, live and let that one die! That’s that bhum-osculating Paul McCartney who bagged on Bush. He’s a pile of fecal matter, doncha know!

The War Planner on July 29, 2012 at 10:15 PM

The GOP will betray you!..:)

The GOPe will betray you..For the true cons..:)

Dire Straits on July 29, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Mitt Romney on Sunday declared Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel and said he would seek to move the U.S. embassy there from Tel Aviv as president if the Israeli government ascents assets.

Unless the government of Israel is gaining altitude.

acasilaco on July 29, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Gaaa! *assents

acasilaco on July 29, 2012 at 10:16 PM

brian williams did his part bashing mitt during his stay in israel…

cmsinaz on July 29, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Why am I not suprised!..:)

Dire Straits on July 29, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Evening Dire, how goes it? ; )

Bmore on July 29, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Think anyone will bite?

Reward: $50,000 for ‘Khalidi Tape’ of Obama at Anti-Israel Party

Flora Duh on July 29, 2012 at 10:10 PM

..the L. A. Times might go for that geld itself, Flo. I hear they’re going bankrupt.

The War Planner on July 29, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Think anyone will bite?

Reward: $50,000 for ‘Khalidi Tape’ of Obama at Anti-Israel Party

Flora Duh on July 29, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Maybe, if the guy with that tape is still alive !

burrata on July 29, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Dire Straits on July 29, 2012 at 10:17 PM

:) evenin’ DS

cmsinaz on July 29, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Obama has done a superior job of building an international sanctions coalition against Iran. He has even received some cooperation from China and Russia.

What color is the sky in that person”s world? It isn’t blue.

Mini-14 on July 29, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Don’t think so.

It is too much of wagging the dog, instead of just eating it.

The public is getting war weary, especially in such a bad economy. Military action right before the election will not generate Barry any more votes, and may further alienate the radical lefties and cost him some votes.

bayview on July 29, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Hope you’re right, but where else are the radical lefties going to go?
He’s still feelin’ their love, even after reneging on the pledge to close Gitmo, to get out of Iraq and Af-Pak immediately, to pass cap and trade, the list goes on.

No, the left will give him a pass on any military intervention he so chooses, so long as he’s cool on the other stuff … gay rights, closing down coal plants, raising taxes on the “rich”, blah blah blah.

My theory is that he’ll go balls to the wall against Iran, in or close to October, to suppress votes among the independents and some wilty Republicans who will stay home before they will vote to change leadership in the middle of what they would see, thanks to his media lick spittles as a fight against a bigger threat than Iraq or AQ ever was.

For the record, I hope I’m wrong, but everything the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers has done since president has been designed to get him a second, and unlimited power, term. And, now, he’s in desperation mode. A perfect storm, indeed.

TXUS on July 29, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Flora Duh on July 29, 2012 at 10:18 PM

i’m ok with that :)

cmsinaz on July 29, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Paul-Cincy on July 29, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Would they go so far as to dig up some “right wing militia groups” that are threatening the security of the nation? It fits right into their meme and would thrill their base.

predator on July 29, 2012 at 10:21 PM

In Israel, Romney talks Iran, angers Palestinians

Flora Duh on July 29, 2012 at 10:18 PM

..in Orange County, California, The War Planner remains unconcerned, quoted as, “ask me if I give a flying crap!”

The War Planner on July 29, 2012 at 10:21 PM

..the L. A. Times might go for that geld itself, Flo. I hear they’re going bankrupt.

The War Planner on July 29, 2012 at 10:19 PM

I can almost hear Andrew saying, “please, please, please!”

Flora Duh on July 29, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Report: Adviser says Romney would back Israeli attack on Iran
By Meghashyam Mali

Yep. Bunker Busters!

Bmore on July 29, 2012 at 10:21 PM

A View To A Kill

jaime on July 29, 2012 at 10:22 PM

If we’re going to go to war against Islamic nukes then we should go to war against the state sponsor of terror that created the conditions that led to 9/11, not Iran. Iran didn’t attack us on 9/11, if anybody did, it was Pakistan!

The people who want to go to war over Iran are many of the same people that remained silent when a state sponsor of Terror, Pakistan, was nuking up. If Romney has business dealings with Pakistan, then all the more troubling if he’s buddy buddy with them and was alright with their nukes back in the day, yet now oppose Iranian nukes. My guess is that this is nothing more than pandering to the Jewish lobby.

I support Israel far more than I do Americas liberal Jews. I have nothing against Jews, and I was a Mark Levin fan for many years, but when I noticed a lot of Jews maliciously attacking Ron Paul, my concern for American Jews has fallen, but I support Israels right to self defense and her sovereignty, and I hope that Israel takes over the entire mid-east and would like to assist her to eliminate terrorism, but when the American Jewish population overwhemlingly supports Marxists like Obama and would rather support somebody like Romneycare, while smearing a great man like Ron Paul because he opposes foreign aid to any nation, on principle, including Israel. And because of that Jewish conservatives, one of which, (Levin), I used to respect, smeared Ron Paul and would rather support a statist like Romney than somebody like Gary Johnson.

I don’t respect any American who puts another country before America.

I don’t want war with Iran, period.

But I’m game for war with Pakistan. It was Pakistan, who along with Saudi oil money, created all of the Madrassa’s that teach Islamism. It was Pakistan that created the Taliban. It was Pakistan that provided safe haven to Osama Bin Laden all of these years.

Why would we go to war with Iran, especially under the leadership of scumbags like Romney and Obama who said nothing when Islamists in Pakistan were nuking up, but now are playing ‘tough hombre’ now that they are running for President and want the Jewish vote?

Go Israel, if you feel you need to nuke Iran to protect yourself and think you can justify it, if you have a strong case, I’m all for it and will defend it. But I’m not so keen on the American Jewish population, they seem to be enemies of freedom and liberty. Some of them talk about freedom and liberty, liberty and tyranny, but when the going get’s tough, they get going and support statists like Romney.

FloatingRock on July 29, 2012 at 10:22 PM

i’m ok with that :)

cmsinaz on July 29, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Yep. If he’s pissing off the Palestinians he must be doing something right.

Flora Duh on July 29, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Bmore on July 29, 2012 at 10:21 PM

that is what brian williams was bashing him about…

cmsinaz on July 29, 2012 at 10:22 PM

jaime on July 29, 2012 at 10:22 PM

a little DD :)
nice

cmsinaz on July 29, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Flora Duh on July 29, 2012 at 10:22 PM

yepper

cmsinaz on July 29, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Bmore on July 29, 2012 at 10:17 PM

It is all good!..:)

Dire Straits on July 29, 2012 at 10:24 PM

cmsinaz on July 29, 2012 at 10:22 PM

BW is an anti-American POS…

OmahaConservative on July 29, 2012 at 10:24 PM

cmsinaz on July 29, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Hello m Friend!..Did you enjoy yor day at the gun range??..:)

Dire Straits on July 29, 2012 at 10:25 PM

He’s a pile of fecal matter, doncha know!

The War Planner on July 29, 2012 at 10:15 PM

I certainly do. I’m thinking more of James Bond than Paul “Airhead” McCarney.

jaime on July 29, 2012 at 10:26 PM

I can almost hear Andrew saying, “please, please, please!”

Flora Duh on July 29, 2012 at 10:21 PM

..wouldn’t it be marvy if The Crapsack lost the election owing to that vid going viral and a sharp drop-off of the Jewish vote (a la, NYC in 2010)?

The War Planner on July 29, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Romney says Israel’s capital is Jerusalem, vows to move embassy
By Russell Berman

“Our position has not changed,” Carney responded, 

Yep. You earned the smack in the face, for that from Mitt, Carnboy.

Bmore on July 29, 2012 at 10:26 PM

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