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    In an attempt to criticize and attack President Obama on foreign soil, Romney ended up attacking the Religion of America's Middle-East Allies and ended up telling the world that Romney would bring back the failed Bush/Cheney Foreign Policies.  

     Romney told the conservative Israeli News, owned by Rightwinger Sheldon Adelson, "Israel Hayom" that he is "very concerned" about the "Islamic Leaders" being elected in the Mid-East.  

ROMNEY: We're disappointed in seeing Tunisia and Morocco elect Islamist governments.  We're very concerned in seeing the new leader in Egypt as an Islamist leader."
Romney's Comment Disturbing on many Levels.  
      Romney is saying he disapproves of letting people elect their leaders and Romney is tossing out bigoted comments about the Religion of most of America's Mid-East Allies in order to fearmonger against members of one religion.   By the way, who is this "We" Romney refers to?

      Also disturbing in Romeny's comment is that he is insulting America's Mid-East Allies as most of America's Mid-East Allies have Islamic Leaders and some of those Allies are even Islamic Republics.

U.S. Allies in the Mid-East with Islamic Leaders:
Saudi Arabia: Islamic Absolute Monarch. Governed by Sharia Law
Jordan: Islamic Leader, King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein
Turkey: Islamic Leader, President Abdullah Gül
Egypt: Islamic Leaders for decades. current Islamic Leader: Mohamed Morsi Isa al-Ayyat
Pakistan: Islamic Republic
Qatar: Islamic Leader, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
Algeria: Islamic Leader, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
Afghanistan: Islamic Republic put in place by Bush/Cheney
Iraq: Islamic Leader, Jalal Talabani under Bush/Cheney's watch
Kuwait: Islamic Leader, Sabah IV Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
   
      How can any of America's Mid-East Allies trust Mitt Romney when he fearmongers and tosses out the boogie-man words like, "We're very concerned" about the Religion of American's Mid-East Allies? Um -- also, is Romney a bigot against one religion?  

Romney Will Return Bush/Cheney Foreign Policies
      In Mitt's interview with Sheldon Adelson's Israeli Newspaper, Romney let the world know he will go backward and return America to the failed Bush/Cheney Foreign Policies.

ROMNEY: President Obama abandoned the [Bush/Cheney] Freedom Agenda and we are seeing today a whirlwind of tumult in the Middle East[.]

      There, it's official, Mitt Romney is telling the world that he would/will go backward and return America back to the failed Bush/Cheney's Foreign Policies (no shock there since Romney hired roughly 90% of Bush/Cheney Foreign Policy Advisors.)  Nevermind that Bush/Cheney will go down in history as being the worst Administration in the history of the country due to both their failed Foreign Policies and failed Domestic Policies -- Mitt Romney intends to reign in the failed Bush/Cheney Foreign and Domestic Policies.

Romney's Sanctimonious Hypocrisy
Egypt:

    In 2006, under Bush/Cheney's 'watch' the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Party went from 17 to more than 70 seats in Parliament, making that group a key political player for the first time in Egyptian history

     Yet, Romney, in his sanctimonious, hypocritical manner, is fearmongering against Islamic Leaders who won the most recent elections in Egypt.  

Palestine/Tunisia:
    In 2006, under Bush/Cheney's 'watch' the people of Palestine elected Hamas as their leaders.

     Now, under President Obama's 'watch,' Romney is condemning the People of Tunisia because Tunisia had a peaceful uprising, as opposed to military uprising, and the people of Tunisia elected Moncef Marzouki who has has been a human rights activist his whole life.

Iraq/Morocco:
    Under Bush/Cheney's 'watch' the Iraqi Accord Front (IAF) party, gained most of the votes of formerly secular-minded Iraqi Sunni Arabs. Some IAF politicians are suspected of strong ties to Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency.

     Mitt Romney, however, is pissed that the peaceful demonstrations in Morocco gave rise to the election of Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane who has a reputation as being a humanitarian, reasonable and democratic.  
     While running for election Benkirane said, "If I get into government, it won't be so I can tell young women how many centimeters of skirt they should wear to cover their legs. That's none of my business. It is not possible, in any case, for anyone to threaten the cause of civil liberties in Morocco"
    In fact, with Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane, the people of Morocco are looking forward to reforming the education system so it readies people for the job market, and combating widespread unemployment.

Romney's Bigotry Against Islamic Leaders:
     How smart is it for a candidate for U.S. President to attack members of one religion, especially when that one religion is the religion of the Leaders of America's Mid-East Allies?

Islamic versus Islamist Government:
     There is nothing "fundamentalist" about the current elected leaders of either Tunisia or Morocco.  Therefore, for Romney to accuse both Leaders Tunisia and Morocco of being "Islamist" - Romney appears to be using the two words, "Islamist" and "Islamic" interchangeably -- as in meaning the same thing.

     The rightwinged Tea Party groups Romney is trying to appeal to say there is absolutely no difference between "Islamist" and "Islamic."  In fact, on the Tea Party Atlas Shrug website they write:

    Essentially, what does it mean to say that someone or something is "Islamist" as opposed to "Islamic"? Nothing, really, except that the person speaking doesn't want to offend Islam by speaking unwelcome truths about the political nature of the religion.
So the question here becomes:
Is Romney intentionally using the two words: "Islamic" and "Islamist" interchangeably as a means to spread hate and fear, or is Romney truly ignorant as to their different meanings and thus he labels all people who practice Islam, Islamists?
    By the way, I intentionally, left Egypt out, as should Romney, as we do not know where Egypt is heading yet and it would be premature to accuse Egyptians of having Elected "Fundamentalists" as their leaders at this stage.  

Is Romney a bigot against Islamic Religions?
     How safe was the world when the Chancellor of Germany was a bigot against one religion?  

      How safe would the world be if the President of America is a bigot against one religion?

     Remember, in 2007, Mitt Romney told Jonathan Darman of Newsweek that he personally baptized dead people into his religion without the dead person's prior knowledge and without any prior permission?

ROMNEY: "I have in my life, but I haven't recently."
   Again, this is one more part of Romney that is very disturbing, as it shows that Mitt is self-absorbed, egotistical and a religious zealot.  It also highlights the fact that Mitt Romney is extremely disrespectful of other people's religions to the point where he personally baptizes people into what he believes is the only chosen religion, his religion without consent.

     What would Romney say, or do, if the religion of the Leaders of America's Mid-East Allies started baptizing people of other religions, without their consent or knowledge, into their religion?  What hate-mongering adjectives would Romney call them?

     So, I ask, is Mitt Romney a bigot against all religions that are not Mormon -- and given his track-record, would Mitt Romney baptize all dead people into his Mormon religion?

     Mitt Romney has no original ideas for Foreign Policy as his alleged Foreign Policy is exactly what the Bush/Cheney Advisors tell him it is -- with no thoughts of his own and no core beliefs -- Mitt just goes around insulting America's Mid-East Allies in an attempt to draw hate toward one religion -- one religion that Sheldon Adelson and the far-right American extremists want to demonize as they falsely claim that one religion to be President Obama's religion.

     Ok, I'll say it, Mitt Romney is a Dick Cheney-Puppet, d-bag, inept, religious zealot and a pathological liar.

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