October 23, 2012, - 1:59 pm
Disgraceful: Romney to the Left of Obama on Mid-East, Last Night; “When People in ME Vote, They Choose Peace” HUH?
I’m not sure why so many on the right are bragging that Mitt Romney “won” last night’s Presidential debate, which mostly centered on foreign policy. While whether he won or not is in the mind of the beholder and his/her partisanship, if Romney won it was because he uttered plans and statements so absurd, so ridiculous, and so to the left of Barack Obama (or mirroring him), it reached the point of absurdity. These same people cheering his alleged “winning” are the same people criticizing Obama for being too pro-Muslim and too pro-Arab Spring and choas in the Mid-East. But Romney outdid Obama in that category, last night. It was ridiculous. No surprise to me, since I’ve noted all along that Romney’s views on the Middle East are hardly different from Obama’s and neither has embraced a foreign policy good for American interests. Were any of these people cheering Romney’s performance last night actually listening to the crap he said? He was not only to the left of Obama, he tried to outdo him in his Arab Springiness. He outpandered Obama in “reaching out” to Muslims. Disgusting. Disgraceful.
Last night, Romney attacked Obama for not pursuing strongly enough the establishment of a terrorist Palestinian State. Again, not a surprise to me, as I told you a couple of weeks ago that Romney made the same attack in a speech to Virginia Military Institute, declaring that he’d “recommit America to the goal of a Palestinian State.” Um, why the heck is that our goal? Why is it the goal of the Republican Party nominee? Romney, last night, attacked Obama because the Palestinians and the Israelis “haven’t been to the negotiating table [for a Palestinian State] in two years.” And this is bad because . . . ? Really? We really need to shove and force Israelis to a table to self-amputate some more for the Palestinians? Hmmm . . . what a “choice” we have here: between a President who is not pro-Israel, but doesn’t care too much about a Palestinian State to the point that he’s blown off the idea for the last two years versus a GOP nominee who claims to be Israel’s best friend in history and, yet, wants to shove the Palestinian State down Israel’s throat as quickly as possible. Yay, America.
He claimed, regarding Muslims in the Mid-East, “When there are elections, people vote for peace.” Really? I guess he forgot about the elections in Gaza, where HAMAS won. Yup, that’s “peace.” Or pieces. Or when Muslims voted in the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Yup, that’s a real peaceful group. Tell it to the gays they execute on a regular basis. Or the Jews and Christians they wanna kill. Tell it to the victims of HAMAS and Al-Qaeda, both of which were spawned by the Brotherhood. And remember that little election in Iraq (a series of elections) in which the Shi’ite masses voted for Iranian-backed officials and have made it so bad that Christians continue to exit the country en masse? Can’t wait until Romney’s “free elections” are imposed in Jordan, where more than 90% of the people are Palestinian Muslims who support Al-Qaeda and HAMAS. Or Saudi Arabia, where the masses are supporters of the Bin Laden crowd. Yup, Mitt, you keep tellin’ yourself that about how Muslims vote when they have elections. It’s hilarious that people like Rush Limbaugh claim Romney showed he knows foreign policy and “did his homework,” last night. Nope, he showed he knows how to sling the Arab Spring bullcrap. And we already have such a man in the White House. We don’t need more of that. We need to replace it.
Romney then told Obama that “you can’t keep stopping it [Islamic terrorism] by killing it. You have to reach out to them to influence their values.” Uh-huh, more spending on the Islamic world, more foreign aid to them, more sending of their fellow extremist U.S. Muslims as “ambassadors” to them (while they all laugh at us), as Obama and Bush did for the last 12 years. Yup, that’s the ticket. If you like the Obama-Bush Muslim outreach and “hearts and minds” crap, you’ll love Romney’s. It’s more of the same. He kept making the point that he “won’t apologize for America;s actions” to them. But so what? He might not do it in words, but he’s made clear, he’ll continue the policy of doing it with American tax money, lives, and loss of dignity as we continue to bend over and kiss halal ass. Actions speak louder than words. And those actions are apologism. Plain and simple.
On Egypt, Romney made the same execrable argument as Paul Ryan did in his debate with Joe Biden–that they are mad that Obama didn’t dump our ally Hosni Mubarak sooner. HUH? How is this the right position? This is absurd. We should have supported our ally Mubarak, who kept the place stable and knew how to keep his country of savages in line. That should have been Romney’s view. But it never has been and never will be. He’s an Arab Spring-nik, just like Obama.
And on Syria, they also both stink. Romney also made the same ludicrous comments as Ryan did in his debate, attacking Obama for not doing enough to get rid of the Assads and put in the Al-Qaeda/Muslim Brotherhood animals fighting them. WTF? We should stay the heck out of there. We have no business being there and choosing sides to create more instability in the Middle East. Let them kill each other forever and let allah sort it out. Sickening how clueless both these guys are.
On Iran, it as also more of the same. As reader Little AI points out,
One of the most important parts of the debate was when Schieffer asked both candidates whether they would consider an attack on Israel to be an attack on the US. Neither candidate addressed that question, instead making vacuous comments about how they would ‘stand by’ Israel, whatever that means. This essentially gives the green light to the Muslims.
Spot on. Romney’s idea of prosecuting Ahmadinejad in the International Criminal Court is absurd, unless he wants more Americans on trial there for free speech. Ahmadinejad is term-limited and has about two years left in office anyway. This was just grandstanding by Romney. He’ll never pursue such a thing. And he kept saying that tougher sanctions work. Huh? NO. THEY. DON’T. Sanctions don’t work. “Tougher” sanctions–whatever that means–don’t work. Just ask Kofi Annan and his son. And we simply don’t have the courage and fortitude to do it. Sanctions against Iran were toughest under Bill Clinton, when Iran was limited to only $8 million per year in emergency goods and trade with us. Under Bush, it ballooned to nearly $150 million and has grown since then so American corporations can make money and send them “emergency” and “humanitarian” soft drinks and lingerie. You think Romney has the guts to tell Pepsi and Coke and bra companies they can no longer ship their emergency six-packs and D-cups to Iran? Puh-leeze. He doesn’t have the guts, just like neither Bush nor Obama did.
It was laughable to watch these two phonies, last night, arguing about who was more pro-Israel, when the policies they both embrace in the Middle East are identical, identically very harmful to Israel, and–more important–devastating to American and Western interests.
On foreign policy and immigration, we don’t have a choice. These guys are the same on all of that. It’s truly disgusting. Does anyone in America really think that spending gazillions more tax money in aid, arms, and “outreach” to Muslims will help the economy? I thought Romney was gonna CUT spending. Clearly, he will just continue the current trend even more.
Again, we don’t have a choice here. The only difference is that Obama won’t have to run for re-election and Romney might allow more domestic drilling for oil.
But that’s it. On the Middle East, at least last night and in his other recent speeches and writings, he was to the left of Obama. Either he’s a moron or a liar. Maybe both.
Even if Romney “won” last night’s debate (and that’s debatable), his win was really a Muslim win. We lost because he continues to pimp the same pro-Islamic Arab Spring bullcrap the last two Presidents did for 12 years.
And how’s that workin’ for ya?
Because I’ve written this, I’m sure I’ll get the usual, predictable attacks from the usual partisan dummies, calling me a liberal and an “Obama plant.” Because, after all, it’s “liberal” to oppose Islamo-pandering and US policy destabilizing the Mid-East in favor of terrorist-supporting thugs, right?
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