August 30, 2012, - 5:01 pm
As I’ve said many times before on this site, Mitt Romney’s foreign policy will be no different from Barack Obama’s foreign policy, which is no different from George W. Bush’s foreign policy. There will be no change on Iran, with useless diplomacy and sanctions being the order of the decade. There will be no change in the Mid-East, where support for a Palestinian state and Arab Spring “democracy” to elect despotic Al-Qaeda/HAMAS/Muslim Brotherhood/Hezbollah forces is the order of the day. And the Republican Party platform–which was supposed to be dictated by conservatives–has this nauseating endorsement of the disastrous, destabilizing, anti-Western Arab Spring. They try to have their cake and eat it, too, by claiming that while they support democracy for the Islamic world, only if the democracy is not HAMAS or Hezbollah. Huh? Um, every single Arab Spring regime change has brought in some form of HAMAS or Hezbollah, even if it isn’t by that name. Welcome to Islamic democracy, chumps. How is the Muslim Brotherhood in power in Egypt not the same as HAMAS? It IS HAMAS. Do these morons actually know where HAMAS came from? The GOP Platform also says that Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with religion or Islam. Please tell me how this is different than Obama-Bush for the last 11.5 years.
We recognize the historic nature of the events of the past two years – the Arab Spring – that have unleashed democratic movements leading to the overthrow of dictators who have been menaces to global security for decades. In a season of upheaval, it is necessary to be prepared for anything. That is true on the ground in the Middle East, and it will be equally true in the next Administration, particularly with a new President unbound by the failures of the past. We welcome the aspirations of the Arab peoples and others for greater freedom, and we hope that greater liberty – and with it, a greater chance for peace – will result from the recent turmoil. Many governments in the region have given substantial assistance to the U.S. over the last decade because they understood that our struggle against terror is not an ethnic or religious fight, and that violent extremists are abusers of their faith, not its champions.
I put that last part in bold because it’s just so absurd. What religion was the Undiebomber, the Fort Hood shooter, the man who tried to blow up Times Square, and so on? It’s just absurd to claim there is no ethnic or religious fight. Clearly there is. Wake up, GOP platform morons. Muslims ain’t gonna vote for you, even if you pretend that Smurfs and Ronald McDonald are the real terrorists.
On the other hand, radical elements like Hamas and Hezbollah must be isolated because they do not meet the standards of peace and diplomacy of the international community. We call for the restoration of Lebanon’s independence, which those groups have virtually destroyed. We support the transition to a post-Assad Syrian government that is representative of its people, protects the rights of all minorities and religions, respects the territorial integrity of its neighbors, and contributes to peace and stability in the region. We offer a continuing partnership with the people of Iraq, who have endured extremist terror to now have a chance to build their own security and democracy. We urge special efforts to preserve and protect the ethnic and religious diversity of their nation.
Continuing partnership with these Iran-backed, Hezbollah-supporting Shi’ites who kicked out all the Christians and kill a lot of Sunnis. Yup, that’s the ticket. Let’s sell ’em even more F-16s to use on Iran’s behalf against Israel.
Blah, blah, blah, allah, allah, allah.
And the ghost of Bin Laden continues to have the last laugh. He’s got the Republican platform endorsing his lifelong goal of the Arab Street’s angry masses putting his comrades in control throughout the Muslim world.
On Iran, please tell me how this attack on Barack Obama’s Iran policy consists of anything other than an endorsement of Obama’s–and Bush’s–policy with Iran. You’ll note there is NOTHING here about striking Iran or supporting Israel’s right to strike Iran. It’s just a bunch of BS urging “support” for this or that, something both Obama and Bush did for 11.5 years, an utter failure:
Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons capability threatens America, Israel, and the world. That threat has only become worse during the current Administration. A continuation of its failed engagement policy with Iran will lead to nuclear cascade. In solidarity with the international community, America must lead the effort to prevent Iran from building and possessing nuclear weapons capability. We express our respect for the people of Iran, who seek peace and aspire to freedom. Their current regime is unworthy of them. It exports terror and provided weapons that killed our troops in Iraq. We affirm the unanimous resolution of the U.S. Senate calling for “elections that are free, fair, and meet international standards” and “a representative and responsive democratic government that respects human rights, civil liberties, and the rule of law.” We urge the next Republican President to unequivocally assert his support for the Iranian people as they protest their despotic regime. We must retain all options in dealing with a situation that gravely threatens our security, our interests, and the safety of our friends.
The GOP/Obama position on the Middle East is exactly the same as Obama’s. It’s just that simple. And that disappointing.
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