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.

***

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.

***

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.

***

[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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cozmo on July 29, 2012 at 11:07 PM

I have one very similar to the bottom one. It’s really more my just in case city tool.

Bmore on July 29, 2012 at 11:15 PM

My excuse is sitting sideways to the keyboard, with my feet on the desk…
Then not checking for errors…

Electrongod on July 29, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Hehe. If you get any food on your keyboard I’m here for you. A turkey bone or slab of lasagna can mess up your typing.

SparkPlug on July 29, 2012 at 11:17 PM

SparkPlug on July 29, 2012 at 11:11 PM

http://www.jayhosler.com/jshblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/snappingshrimp_small.jpg

I looked up your pistol shrimp today… and found this!

thatsafactjack on July 29, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Pardon me just a moment folks.

Bmore on July 29, 2012 at 11:17 PM

The Living Daylights

jaime on July 29, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Flash Mob robbery at Mildblend Chicago

If you recognize anybody in this video, please call Chicago police at 312-744-8290

Police report no. HV-404817

Flora Duh on July 29, 2012 at 11:05 PM

I’m sure Farakahn or however it’s spelled, will be right on that!

Night Owl on July 29, 2012 at 11:18 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.”

O_o

Seven Percent Solution on July 29, 2012 at 11:18 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.

That is so sick. What coalition? Russia? Well yes, they are interested in what Obama says, as long as he stays traitorous to the USA (I was almost going to say “His own People” HA!) and remain “Flexible”. Won’t know till November 6th.

Bulletchaser on July 29, 2012 at 11:19 PM

The Palin thread is still alive…

OmahaConservative on July 29, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Ok, but lets avoid any overtly neocon impulses, especially in the eyes of the independent voter. Keep our nation strong, be insistent that Iran not develop nukes, but don’t do anything to suggest to the voter that you might be an unhinged nutcase that can’t be trusted with the button, as McCain did.

anotherJoe on July 29, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Bmore on July 29, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Its one of my favorites, but finicky in what it will take.

Added one of the quadruplets.

Each is special, in its own way.

cozmo on July 29, 2012 at 11:21 PM

http://www.jayhosler.com/jshblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/snappingshrimp_small.jpg

I looked up your pistol shrimp today… and found this!

thatsafactjack on July 29, 2012 at 11:17 PM

OMG. That’s hilarious. Wait till Grace and Scrumpy see that. Plus Axe will be bangin his head on his desk.

SparkPlug on July 29, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Flash Mob robbery at Mildblend Chicago

If you recognize anybody in this video, please call Chicago police at 312-744-8290

Police report no. HV-404817

Flora Duh on July 29, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Why the comments be disabled? Looks like a nice peaceful group of thugs. Don’t you go shoppin with twenty friends?

arnold ziffel on July 29, 2012 at 11:21 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.

“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.”…

Mitt copies Ron Paul

cavalier973 on July 29, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Not only that, Indians and Pakistani governments are some of the most corrupt in the world…

burrata on July 29, 2012 at 11:07 PM

It seems to have rubbed off on our government, too.

FloatingRock on July 29, 2012 at 11:22 PM

SparkPlug on July 29, 2012 at 11:21 PM

I’m glad you liked it, Spark! I’ve been saving that all day!

thatsafactjack on July 29, 2012 at 11:23 PM

The unilateral use of force in the Middle East for a liberal Democrat like Obama is a credential;

Obama canceled Bin Laden ‘kill’ raid three times at Jarrett’s urging

Flora Duh on July 29, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Netanyahu slips in there that he and Romney have known each other for decades as members of the Rich & Powerful People’s Club,
compared to Obama who more or less fell out of the choom wagon in late 2003.

Sacramento on July 29, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Moonraker

jaime on July 29, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Ok, but lets avoid any overtly neocon impulses, especially in the eyes of the independent voter. Keep our nation strong, be insistent that Iran not develop nukes, but don’t do anything to suggest to the voter that you might be an unhinged nutcase that can’t be trusted with the button, as McCain did.

anotherJoe on July 29, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Are you kidding? Romney has already said he would have armed the Syrian rebels. Romney is a nutcase.

FloatingRock on July 29, 2012 at 11:25 PM

TXUS on July 29, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Just got home and online and read your comment with a mouth full of ice cream. That makes a heck of a mess on the keyboard and screen. :)

chemman on July 29, 2012 at 11:25 PM

The fact that you care enough to ask is what is important. I trust everyone is keeping her in your prayers…

OmahaConservative on July 29, 2012 at 11:03 PM

..I check wx.com each day. Man, that heat just keep’s hanging on. Don’t know how you handle it, O.C. You’re one tough sumb*tch! Of course, you know you all will get hit with torrential downpours and the dried lawns will all wash down into the Misery River. Either that or you all will get a hunnert inches of snow this Winter.

I’m doin’ my best to support the Nebraska economy, I want you to know. I am spending up a storm at Cabela’s. (Hey, it’s a start!)

Persevere.

The War Planner on July 29, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Mitt copies Ron Paul

cavalier973 on July 29, 2012 at 11:22 PM

LOL !

Did Romney also say Iran has a right to nuke to defend themselves, that they’re put in a dangerous situation due to Israel and us having nukes.

Did Romney also say we should give habeau corpus rights to terrorists, that terrorism is our fault b/c we’re always the bad guy?

LevinFan on July 29, 2012 at 11:26 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAkw_Wi4yIo
Tchaikovsky anyone? Amazing performance. Wonder how those classical musicians can remember the very long and complicated scores.

bayview on July 29, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Good evening, Axe.

thatsafactjack on July 29, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Jack EE!

Weaver of frayed Hollywood threads — Master of the Victorian Midwest — Creatrix of strange webs woven from the curiosities and exasperations of human society!

heavy-metal-hand-gesture, waving way-up-twinkle

Night Owl on July 29, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Geez. I built him a four story castle, the top bastion of which gives him a view out of the garage window.

Spoiled. Spoiled spoiled spoiled!

Bah. I need a big dog. Let him try to kill that for a while.

Axe on July 29, 2012 at 11:27 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

Yeah, Bush is a pile of what you said.

rickv404 on July 29, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Persevere.

The War Planner on July 29, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Thanks. It’s times like these when I almost regret leaving San Diego…

OmahaConservative on July 29, 2012 at 11:29 PM

thatsafactjack on July 29, 2012 at 11:23 PM

I owe you one. BigTime.

I hope your peeps show up tonight.

You are a great addition to HA.

SparkPlug on July 29, 2012 at 11:29 PM

OMG. That’s hilarious. Wait till Grace and Scrumpy see that. Plus Axe will be bangin his head on his desk.

SparkPlug on July 29, 2012 at 11:21 PM

:) — But, in fairness, I think the pistol shrimp could take those dudes.

Axe on July 29, 2012 at 11:30 PM

So, given this history, it is fascinating that reports are emerging that Israel is planning an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities with logistical support from the United States.

I agree Obama looks stupid on Jerusalem but he is leaking that he is planing an attack on Iran with Israel. This makes Romney look late at getting to the game. Though Bloomberg did a horrible report. Unlikely the transition would make any difference. Obama is widely seen as a push over. Romney may be seen as that as well but would be no worse.

Romney also offended the Jews as Governor so much that the largest Group of Orthodox Jews got together and sent a letter to Salt Lake City asking Romney be excommunicated or at least sanctioned. This will somewhat tie Romneys hands in any attacks against Obama on Israel.

Romney said what any politician would have said in his position.

Steveangell on July 29, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Thanks. It’s times like these when I almost regret leaving San Diego…

OmahaConservative on July 29, 2012 at 11:29 PM

..almost..

The War Planner on July 29, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Axe on July 29, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Made me laugh! That’s quite a welcome! LOL!

thatsafactjack on July 29, 2012 at 11:32 PM

How is your area faring this summer?..:)

Dire Straits on July 29, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Where I live, on the ranch in South Texas and in Houston, we’ve been blessed this year with rains, and things are coming back to normal. The ranch could still use more rain, but I’m grateful for what we’ve had these last couple of months, no dead cattle or brush fires to deal with. Thanks for asking.

TXUS on July 29, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Mooch spelled backwards?

Flora Duh on July 29, 2012 at 11:01 PM

(:->)

KOOLAID2 on July 29, 2012 at 11:34 PM

@AP EYES ON LONDON: London police lost keys to Olympic soccer venue; officials say security wasn’t compromised: http://t.co/tqnJ5pgv – VW

Flora Duh on July 29, 2012 at 11:35 PM

The Israelis would be just as happy to have a Palestine that’s a prosperous and modern trading partner and would just as soon have the same relationship with all of her neighbors.

The issue truly is that every extra penny surrounding Islamist’s can scrape together never has a chance to build a decent place to live much less be a prosperous trading partner, because that money, all of it goes to killing Jews, all Jews, children in school buses, any and all.

And this administration sympathizes with the Muslim aggressors.

The left thinks insulting and endangering Jews will bring jihadists to compromise. If only, Israel is neutered, the people who want to kill them will magically see the light and become peace loving secularists.

Obama might try reading some history, Israel has tried that, Jews died.

What is it this President is trying to achieve?

Speakup on July 29, 2012 at 11:35 PM

TXUS on July 29, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Glad to hear that. Do the cattle graze exclusively on your land?

OmahaConservative on July 29, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Did Romney also say Iran has a right to nuke to defend themselves, that they’re put in a dangerous situation due to Israel and us having nukes.

LevinFan on July 29, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Are you saying that they don’t? I believe that everyone and every nation has a right to self defense, how about you?

I’m no fan of Iran, but Pakistan is worse. What do you have to say about Pakistan, which harbored Bin Laden all of these years and created the Taliban and the Madrassas?

FloatingRock on July 29, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Did Romney also say Iran has a right to nuke to defend themselves, that they’re put in a dangerous situation due to Israel and us having nukes.

LevinFan on July 29, 2012 at 11:26 PM

So if Russia had nukes and we didn’t, you’re saying that we wouldn’t have had a right to pursue a nuclear deterrent for the purpose of self defense? Please explain.

FloatingRock on July 29, 2012 at 11:39 PM

SparkPlug on July 29, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Are you this Sparkplug, giving advice to the lovelorn women over at Dear Wendy.

spark_plug July 27, 2012 at 10:29 am

I want to second this – 9 months is a freaking long time.

I don’t think that 9 months is long enough to know if you want to marry someone or move in together, but its enough time to know where this person generally stands in your life. If I had never met a partners friends, family member or no one knew about me for 9 months… I’d be very very concerned.

RickB on July 29, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Diamonds Are Forever

jaime on July 29, 2012 at 11:43 PM

So if Russia had nukes and we didn’t, you’re saying that we wouldn’t have had a right to pursue a nuclear deterrent for the purpose of self defense? Please explain.

FloatingRock on July 29, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Sinking Stone, I can’t believe anyone can be this stupid….

You really don’t see a difference between the US, you know the best force for freedom in history, getting nukes to defend ourselves and other nations and Iran doing so??

What a dumb argument. It’s exactly why I despise that old crackpot rumpelstiltskin.

LevinFan on July 29, 2012 at 11:43 PM

TXUS on July 29, 2012 at 11:33 PM

That’s a good deal!..I am glad for you all..I know some areas are still in pretty rough shape!..:)

Dire Straits on July 29, 2012 at 11:44 PM

OmahaConservative on July 29, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Good to see my friend!..Just wanted to let you know that!..:)

Dire Straits on July 29, 2012 at 11:45 PM

In case you missed it, The Right Scoop has video of Romney’s entire speech in Israel.

http://www.therightscoop.com/full-speech-mitt-romneys-speech-in-israel/

Flora Duh on July 29, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Goldfinger

jaime on July 29, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Dire Straits on July 29, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Hey bud’
How you doing?

OmahaConservative on July 29, 2012 at 11:47 PM

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

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

Over and over” — Pelosi

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Glad to hear that. Do the cattle graze exclusively on your land?

OmahaConservative on July 29, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Yeah, but then again that’s because I’ve never liked leasing land from anybody, better to own it so you have no one else to deal with, nobody b!tching, and it’s more profitable in the long run anyway.

TXUS on July 29, 2012 at 11:48 PM

OmahaConservative on July 29, 2012 at 11:47 PM

It is all good!..:)

PS..Hope things are good for you!..:)

Dire Straits on July 29, 2012 at 11:49 PM

You really don’t see a difference between the US, you know the best force for freedom in history, getting nukes to defend ourselves and other nations and Iran doing so??

What a dumb argument. It’s exactly why I despise that old crackpot rumpelstiltskin.

LevinFan on July 29, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Of course I see the difference, a-hole, but Iran didn’t attack us on 9/11, if anybody did it was Pakistan, and neocons like you have been supporting Pakistan for years. Why don’t you explain the discrepancy in your views?

If Pakistan has a right to self defense, why doesn’t Iran?

FloatingRock on July 29, 2012 at 11:52 PM

@AP EYES ON LONDON: London police lost keys to Olympic soccer venue; officials say security wasn’t compromised: http://t.co/tqnJ5pgv – VW

Flora Duh on July 29, 2012 at 11:35 PM

OOPS!

gophergirl on July 29, 2012 at 11:53 PM

In case you haven’t seen it through Facebook shares, NBC cut from the opening ceremony a tribute to victims of terrorism which featured a singer performing the hymn “Abide with Me”.

http://deadspin.com/5929778/heres-the-opening-ceremony-tribute-to-terrorism-victims-nbc-doesnt-want-you-to-see

The hymn was sung in a somewhat more somber manner than normal (understandably since it was a tribute/memorial piece), but was word for word out of the hymnal … no editing or secularizing of it.

I haven’t heard of NBC speaking to why they cut it (and put in a fluff piece on Michael Phelps instead) but one can speculate.

I got this in an email…

OmahaConservative on July 29, 2012 at 11:57 PM

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service?

jaime on July 29, 2012 at 11:58 PM

HEY, The War Planner !

I just went to your private blog and watched that 15 min video of the two Apache helos killing Taliban fighters.

Awesome and sobering. : 0

listens2glenn on July 29, 2012 at 11:58 PM

The Obama team is deeply knowledgeable,

since when?

appropriately cynical about Iranian intentions,

who isn’t?

and has had the time and confidence to make course corrections.

what?

Sobriety is quite pleasant. Jeffrey Goldberg should try it.

lynncgb on July 29, 2012 at 11:59 PM

but Iran didn’t attack us on 9/11, if anybody did it was Pakistan, and neocons like you have been supporting Pakistan for years. Why don’t you explain the discrepancy in your views?

FloatingRock on July 29, 2012 at 11:52 PM

What??!!??..O_O..You might want to clarify that “if anyone attacked us on 9/11 part..:)

Dire Straits on July 30, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Of course I see the difference, a-hole, but Iran didn’t attack us on 9/11, if anybody did it was Pakistan, and neocons like you have been supporting Pakistan for years. Why don’t you explain the discrepancy in your views?

If Pakistan has a right to self defense, why doesn’t Iran?

FloatingRock on July 29, 2012 at 11:52 PM

If you see the difference genius, how could you support RuPaul??

That moron doens’t see any difference. He made the argument during a primary debate that poor lil Iran has a right to self defense. Of course he left out that they’re one of the biggest sponsors of terror out there and would nuke Israel off the map in a second if they could.

And don’t you put words in my mouth. It’s not ok for Pakistan to have nukes. I would’ve doen whatever was necessary to have stopped them if I could, but they have them now. Not much you can do about it.

Iran getting them too would be a disaster. Some Republicans in congress are talking about setting up a defense shield for the East Coast of the US. Instead of playing defense we should work with Israel to take out Iran’s nukes.

Idiots like RuPaul think if we’re just nicer to Iran they’ll leave us alone. He makes Maobama look like Gen. Patton.

LevinFan on July 30, 2012 at 12:00 AM

That’s a good deal!..I am glad for you all..I know some areas are still in pretty rough shape!..:)

Dire Straits on July 29, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Yes, and I’ve got some friends in West Texas and in the Panhandle who’ve been dealing with the drought for some three years now, and they are hurting big time. One owns an 80,000 acre spread, and he’s had to sell much of his cattle for 40 cents on the dollar, just to keep up, and he’s talking Chapter 11 right now, just to hold on to his property, a couple of hundred employees in the balance. Then again, he can’t wait for his Obama tax increases, since he knows that will help build infrastructure upon which all success really rests.

TXUS on July 30, 2012 at 12:01 AM

What??!!??..O_O..You might want to clarify that “if anyone attacked us on 9/11 part..:)

Dire Straits on July 30, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Wow, I actually missed that at first.

Not surprising. Another paulbot conspiracy nut.

Same sh!t, different day.

… btw I heard Gary Johnson is a great candidate! (sarcasm)

LevinFan on July 30, 2012 at 12:02 AM

If Pakistan has a right to self defense, why doesn’t Iran?

FloatingRock on July 29, 2012 at 11:52 PM

.
Their past history, and more recently words spoken to the effect that “Israel should be made non-existent”.

listens2glenn on July 30, 2012 at 12:03 AM

“Over and over” — Pelosi

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Over and Over

This dance is gonna be a drag.

jaime on July 30, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Not a fan of the Joooos? What a shock.

RINO in Name Only on July 29, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Not the American ones, no. Are you? American Jews overwhelmingly voted for Obama and polls seem to suggest they still do, and the few of them that vote Republican have a disproportionate amount of influence and control over the party.

But I support Israel and, although I understand they are a small nation and need to be conservative, I wish they would take over the entire Middle East and make it more like Israel.

So trying to portray me as anti-Jew or antisemitic is a dishonest smear.

FloatingRock on July 30, 2012 at 12:03 AM

TXUS on July 30, 2012 at 12:01 AM

I surely hope that they get rain soon..Very soon!..:)

Dire Straits on July 30, 2012 at 12:05 AM

You Only Live Twice

jaime on July 30, 2012 at 12:05 AM

bayview on July 30, 2012 at 12:02 AM

She is sickening…

OmahaConservative on July 30, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Geez. I built him a four story castle, the top bastion of which gives him a view out of the garage window.

Spoiled. Spoiled spoiled spoiled!

Bah. I need a big dog. Let him try to kill that for a while.

Axe on July 29, 2012 at 11:27 PM

LOL! I have a 20 pound Maine Coon type who sits in my window and growls at the neighbor. He’s nice to me, but I bet he could take an average size dog.

Night Owl on July 30, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Their past history, and more recently words spoken to the effect that “Israel should be made non-existent”.

listens2glenn on July 30, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Are you aware that Pakistan is also a state sponsor of terrorism, and unlike Iran, Pakistan actually played a role in 9/11?

So why is killing Iranians more important to you than killing Pakistanis? Doesn’t it concern you that Pakistan was harboring Bin Laden for all these years while we wasted so much blood and treasure? Yet you want me to forget about Pakistan and start a war with Iran so that Obama/Romney can get elected?

Fugk no! America has already lost enough wars in the war on terror! We’ve already paid a high enough price. The same young people who we send over to fight and die and lose limbs for your wars are the same people who you have been sticking with the bill. Americans who haven’t even been born yet, if they don’t lose a parent to your war will be stuck with the price for it.

If you want to fight Iran, or if NY does, go ahead and do it yourself and leave the rest of us out of it.

FloatingRock on July 30, 2012 at 12:09 AM

The Palin thread is still alive…

OmahaConservative on July 29, 2012 at 11:19 PM

…OMG!…you weren’t kidding!…someone made a comment or two on yesterdays thread and bluegill is sh!tting worms!

KOOLAID2 on July 30, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Each is special, in its own way.

cozmo on July 29, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Sorry about that cozmo, I had to tend to something. Each is special in its own way. Even e
When they come in pairs. Consecutive order for that matter. Always with that subtle difference.

Bmore on July 30, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Wow, I got way behind.

Bmore on July 30, 2012 at 12:13 AM

You Know My Name

jaime on July 30, 2012 at 12:13 AM

If you see the difference genius, how could you support RuPaul??

LevinFan on July 30, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Just because the US and Iran are different doesn’t meant that Iran doesn’t have a right to self defense. Their right to self defense is every bit as legitimate as Pakistan’s, who neocons support.

If you ask me, the neocons alliance with Pakistan, which harbored Bin Laden all these years, is disconcerting to say the least.

FloatingRock on July 30, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Goldeneye

jaime on July 30, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Tchaikovsky anyone? Amazing performance. Wonder how those classical musicians can remember the very long and complicated scores.

bayview on July 29, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Very nice, and it plays on the iPad thingy.

Bmore on July 30, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Neocons are allied with Pakistan, which played a role in the 9/11 attack, yet want war with Iran, which didn’t.

They’re either have very poor judgment or questionable motives.

FloatingRock on July 30, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Yeah, Bush is a pile of what you said.

rickv404 on July 29, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Not so good with the written word I see. No worries, you’ve come to the right place, I sure these fine folks here at HA will teach you up real good.

Bmore on July 30, 2012 at 12:20 AM

You Know My Name

jaime on July 30, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Or this way:
You Know My Name (Look up the Number)

lynncgb on July 30, 2012 at 12:21 AM

License To Kill

jaime on July 30, 2012 at 12:24 AM

but Iran didn’t attack us on 9/11, if anybody did it was Pakistan, and neocons like you have been supporting Pakistan for years. Why don’t you explain the discrepancy in your views?

FloatingRock on July 29, 2012 at 11:52 PM

What??!!??..O_O..You might want to clarify that “if anyone attacked us on 9/11 part..:)

Dire Straits on July 30, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Wow, not much to add to this really, just thought it needed repeating. Wow!

Bmore on July 30, 2012 at 12:24 AM

RickB on July 29, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Nope. That is some other SparkPlug imposter. Tell Wendy I said hi and to ban that fake SparkPlug pronto.

SparkPlug on July 30, 2012 at 12:26 AM

FloatingRock on July 29, 2012 at 11:52 PM

You are trash.

Rusty Allen on July 30, 2012 at 12:26 AM

Over and Over

This dance is gonna be a drag.

jaime on July 30, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Lol! Funny! Love the little squeals from the hyper chick. Lol!

Bmore on July 30, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Hey, that LittleTwerp snarked me. Little does she know that I’m the Pastor at the Church of the Flying Spagetti Monster and I will give Her a penance.

She has to wrestle Cozmo for her sins to be forgiven.

/just kidding

SparkPlug on July 30, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Or this way:
You Know My Name (Look up the Number)

lynncgb on July 30, 2012 at 12:21 AM

heh. I’d never heard that before. It almost got a little jazzy at the end with the drums, bass and piano.

jaime on July 30, 2012 at 12:30 AM

FloatingRock on July 30, 2012 at 12:09 AM

FloatingRock, who are we supposed to kill?

Bmore on July 30, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Lol! Funny! Love the little squeals from the hyper chick. Lol!

Bmore on July 30, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Yeah, that was funny.

jaime on July 30, 2012 at 12:32 AM

…OMG!…you weren’t kidding!…someone made a comment or two on yesterdays thread and bluegill is sh!tting worms!

KOOLAID2 on July 30, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Consummate Kool, funny! Did I use this word as an adjective? Man I hope so. Lol!

Bmore on July 30, 2012 at 12:33 AM

jaime on July 30, 2012 at 12:30 AM

It was the B side of the “Let it Be” single. I always liked it.

lynncgb on July 30, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Just because the US and Iran are different doesn’t meant that Iran doesn’t have a right to self defense. Their right to self defense is every bit as legitimate as Pakistan’s, who neocons support.

If you ask me, the neocons alliance with Pakistan, which harbored Bin Laden all these years, is disconcerting to say the least.

FloatingRock on July 30, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Sinking Stone:

No Iran does NOT have a right to self defense. With the radical mullahs and Ahdimnenutjob running it they forfeit that right.

It’s our job to ensure they’re not a threat to us.

It’s about OUR interestes first not Iran’s. Get it you conspiracy theorist nut??

LevinFan on July 30, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Okay, I just had to log back in for the 5th time on this thread tonight. Is it an iPad thing? Anyone?

Bmore on July 30, 2012 at 12:36 AM

but Iran didn’t attack us on 9/11, if anybody did it was Pakistan, and neocons like you have been supporting Pakistan for years. Why don’t you explain the discrepancy in your views?

FloatingRock on July 29, 2012 at 11:52 PM

What??!!??..O_O..You might want to clarify that “if anyone attacked us on 9/11 part..:)

Dire Straits on July 30, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Wow, not much to add to this really, just thought it needed repeating. Wow!

Bmore on July 30, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Iran didn’t attack us, if any state entity did, it was Pakistan. Thanks for pointing it out.

FloatingRock on July 30, 2012 at 12:36 AM

All Time High

jaime on July 30, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Art Bell was on last night.

He has good bumper music.

SparkPlug on July 30, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Bmore on July 30, 2012 at 12:36 AM

I’ve only had to log back on once today…

OmahaConservative on July 30, 2012 at 12:38 AM

Major Ed Dames taught me remote viewing. He was on Art Bell.

I can see that bluegill stunk up the Palin thread from here. Remote viewing saves time.

I can see BMore smiling and Dire too.

SparkPlug on July 30, 2012 at 12:40 AM

It was the B side of the “Let it Be” single. I always liked it.

lynncgb on July 30, 2012 at 12:35 AM

I read that in the comments. That wasn’t typical of the beatles style, was it?

jaime on July 30, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Slow thread, did everyone leave to go gawk at the folks on the Palin thread?

Bmore on July 30, 2012 at 12:41 AM

No Iran does NOT have a right to self defense. With the radical mullahs and Ahdimnenutjob running it they forfeit that right.

It’s our job to ensure they’re not a threat to us.

It’s about OUR interestes first not Iran’s. Get it you conspiracy theorist nut??

LevinFan on July 30, 2012 at 12:35 AM

I’m not a conspiracy theorist of any sort. I’ve clarified the comment pointed out above, I’m not a Truther and never have been and have criticized Trutherism here at Hot Air many times over the years since the very beginning.

As for Iran, don’t be daft, everybody and every nation nation has an inherent right of self defense. Others can try to deny it to them but they’re going to pursue their self interests regardless, and have a right to do so.

And you still haven’t explained your differing views between Iran and Pakistan, Pakistan having had a role in 9/11 and Iran, not. Your priorities are misplaced.

FloatingRock on July 30, 2012 at 12:41 AM

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