Mitt Romney In Israel Beating the War Drums On Iran


Didn’t Mitt Romney just PARROT parts of President Obama’s speech?

In Israel, Romney declares Jerusalem to be capital

Standing on Israeli soil, U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday declared Jerusalem to be the capital of the Jewish state and said the United States has “a solemn duty and a moral imperative” to block Iran from achieving nuclear weapons capability. “Make no mistake, the ayatollahs in Iran are testing our moral defenses.

They want to know who will object and who will look the other way,” he said. “We will not look away nor will our country ever look away from our passion and commitment to Israel.” The presidential election hovered over the speech. The Old City formed a made-for-television backdrop behind Romney, while some of his campaign donors listened in the audience. Romney’s declaration that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital was matter-of-fact and in keeping with claims made by Israeli governments for decades, even though the United States, like other nations, maintains its embassy in Tel Aviv.


When is the press going to ask Mitt Romney why his 5 sons did not volunteer to serve in AMERICA’s MILITARY?

Romneyshambles Continues in Israel
—By Kevin Drum

This has got to be a joke. After the Romneyshambles debacle of his trip to Britain, surely Mitt could at least visit Israel without sticking his foot in his mouth? Apparently not:

An adviser’s vague remark to reporters here left the press scrambling for nearly three hours this morning to determine whether Romney had promised to commit American forces or other support to a hypothetical Israel strike on Iran….Romney foreign policy advisor Dan Senor briefed the press on Sunday morning, saying, “if Israel has to take action on its own, in order to stop Iran from developing the capability, the governor would respect that decision.”

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6 Responses to Mitt Romney In Israel Beating the War Drums On Iran

  1. Ametia says:

    Still shambling, from London to Jerusalem
    By Steve Benen – Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:46 AM EDT.
    Associated Press

    Mitt Romney’s unpleasant trip to the U.K. last week quickly became the stuff of legend. No one can even remember the last time a prominent American politician traveled abroad, visited with officials from a close ally, and bungled an excursion this badly.

    Perhaps the Republican presidential hopeful would have more luck in Israel? Not really.

    Initially, Romney’s team said it would bar U.S. reporters from covering an Israeli fundraiser, but in the face of criticism, the campaign reversed course. Worse, Romney’s top foreign policy aide, Dan Senor, suggested to reporters that Romney is prepared to support a unilateral Israeli military strike on Iran, and the campaign spent the next few hours scrambling, trying to carefully “clarify” Senor’s comments, without actually rejecting his underlying point.

    Perhaps the most notable embarrassment came shortly before Romney arrived. The Republican has spent months boasting about his close, personal friendship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, only to have Vanity Fair publish this item over the weekend:

  2. Ametia says:

    Blogger/ Media recap of Romney’s weekend DEBACLE

    Politico: “Mitt Romney told ABC News’ David Muir in an interview from Israel that he has been audited more than once, as he was asked whether there was ever a year where he paid less than the 13.9 percent effective tax rate one of his returns showed”Romney: I’ve been audited in the past:

    NY Magazine: “Romney was unable to say whether he’d ever paid less than his 2010 rate of 13.9 percent, which is a lower rate than many middle-class Americans pay. However, he assured voters that he hasn’t beenoverpaying his taxes (which we’re not sure anyone was worried about).” Romney’s Unsure If He’s Paid Less Than 13.9% Tax Rate, Positive He Hasn’t Overpaid:

    Bob Cesca: I can’t Recall:

    The headlines from Romney’s Israel leg of his overseas trip are mirroring those we saw in London:
    AP:“Mitt Romney told Jewish donors Monday thattheir culture is part of what has allowed them to be more economically successful than the Palestinians, outraging Palestinian leaders who called his comments racist and out of touch.” Romney comments at fundraiser outrage Palestinians:

    USA Today: “What is this man doing here?” Saeb Erekat, an aide to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, told the Associated Press about Romney.”Yesterday, he destroyed negotiations by saying Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, and today he is saying Israeli culture is more advanced than Palestinian culture. Isn’t this racism?,” Erekat said.”Palestinians criticize Romney’s comments in Israel:

    Colorlines: “The remarks are among the most revealing thus far of Romney’s view on economic inequity. It’s a striking analysis to conclude that the dramatic poverty in Palestine, laid next to the wealth of Israel, is driven primarily by culture and God, rather than generations of occupation.”

    ·Stubborn Liberal: Mitt Romney, Gaffe Generator:

    On CNN, former United States Ambassador to India Tim Roemerquestioned what Mitt Romney’s overseas “fumbles” say about whether he’s prepared to be Commander-in-Chief:

  3. Ametia says:

    Romney’s Israel speech: Iran will be ‘highest national security priority’

    The presumptive Republican candidate for president offered few hints of what he would do differently from Obama aside from avoiding public disputes with Israel.

    By Joshua Mitnick, Correspondent / July 29, 2012
    Tel Aviv

    In a signal foreign policy speech in Jerusalem, former governor Mitt Romney said that preventing Iran from building a nuclear weapon should be the “highest national security priority,” and chided President Barack Obama for quarreling with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over how to do it.

    However, the presumptive Republican nominee for president offered few hints on what he would do differently from the Obama administration. Though a senior adviser, Dan Senor, earlier suggested that Mr. Romney would “respect” an Israeli decision to launch a lone attack, Romney in his speech reiterated the more vague formulation of the Obama administration that “we recognize Israel’s right to defend itself.”

    He did reproach the president indirectly for chastising the Israeli leaders for saber rattling, a remark made when Mr. Netanyahu last visited Washington.

  4. vitaminlover says:

    Willard never had an original thought in his life. He is NOT a leader and he will NOT get electec. President Obama IS a marvelous leader and WILL be re-elected. He is also an excellent leader.

  5. rikyrah says:

    found this in the comments at Washington Monthly:

    c u n d gulag on July 29, 2012 11:57 AM:

    Britain, Israel, and Poland, ARE ALLIES!

    And Mitt feck’s THAT up?!?!?!

    And he folds to the already sycophantic MSM?
    What were they going to do that their corporate bosses didn’t want them to do?

    What’s Mitt going to do when he’s facing China, Russia, or some of the other worlds nations, who aren’t our best pals?

    I can see Putin right now, rubbing his hands in glee, at the very thought of meeting Mitt.

    THAT boy don’t play, Mittens!

    If you’re not careful, Ol’ Vlad will have your wife living as his mistress in his dacha outside of Moscow, your 5 useless kids breaking ice into cubes in some Siberian GULag, your prancing pony in a glue factory, and your fortune in HIS OWN off-shore bank accounts

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