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It's time for America to wake up out of its slumber. Yes, Obama has kept us safe, but Cheney's NeoCons are back. And they just publicly told Israel that they can start a war with Iran if Romney is elected. And if Israel does that, it means we'll be at war with Iran too. The choice in this election just got a whole lot bigger.

But even so, #Romneyshambles continues, as his team make warmongering remarks that Romney no doubt agrees with but must distance himself from publicly. One starts to wonder who's really in charge of the Romney campaign?

Senor's comments caused a stir in the hours leading to Romney's speech, a reminder of the controversy that Romney had created a few days earlier in London...

The former Massachusetts governor... stepped back from a comment a senior aide made a short while before the speech.

Senor: "We recognize Israel's right to defend itself," he told the audience. Earlier, the aide, Dan Senor, previewed the speech for reporters, saying that "if Israel has to take action on its own, in order to stop Iran from developing the capability, the governor would respect that decision."

Obama's former press secretary, Robert Gibbs, told ABC's "This Week" that the administration has delayed Iran's nuclear program. The president has imposed U.S. penalties against Iran and worked to tougher strictures applied by other nations. There have been numerous published reports of a coordinated U.S.-Israeli cyberattack that caused damage to Iranian equipment vital to creating weapons-grade nuclear material.
Make no mistake, Dan Senor is THE MAN in the Romney camp when coordinating with Israel. He's the one with the real connections to Netanyahu. He's the one who's really speaking for Romney's campaign when it comes to Israel. What he says is the REAL policy. And as of today, publicly, that's war with Iran.

So, in a way, #Romneyshambles continues. In another way, team Romney is of course purposefully telling the world that they're approving the new war with Iran. However, the simultaneous walking back of warmongering rhetoric reveals a campaign team ill-prepared to handle the job of international diplomacy. Dimplomacy after all isn't really what NeoCons are after.

Team Romney has just made war with Iran a central public column of his campaign, where before it was only whispered about. This war was always going to start with Israel attacking Iran and dragging us down with them. Now the question is whether the US people want what Romney is planning to allow Israel to do or if they want a strong president like Obama who will put America's interests first.

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  •  So, if elected, would Romney's Iran war start on (4+ / 0-)

    Day One of his Presidency, or will he wait until he eliminates health care for Americans. Priorities! Priourties! Priorities!

  •  Now. You have to cut Mittens some slack. His sugar (1+ / 0-)
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    daddy Adelson was in the audience. And his heart belongs to daddy.

    "A young man who wishes to remain a sound Atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. There are traps everywhere ". C. S. Lewis

    by TofG on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 02:23:15 PM PDT

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    daddy Adelson was in the audience. And his heart belongs to daddy.

    "A young man who wishes to remain a sound Atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. There are traps everywhere ". C. S. Lewis

    by TofG on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 02:23:40 PM PDT

  •  Sorry to break this to you (0+ / 0-)

    According to Jeffrey Goldberg, a supporter of the President who get's substantial WH access, we should hope for an Obama win precisely because it would mean a military confrontation with Iran.

    On the matter of Iran, however, Netanyahu would be wrong to root for Romney. Barack Obama is the one who’s more likely to confront Iran militarily, should sanctions and negotiations fail. He has committed himself to stopping Iran by any means necessary, and he has a three-year record as president to back his rhetoric. Romney has only rhetoric, and he would be hamstrung in many ways if he chose military confrontation.

    This would be worse than the Iraq war by at least an order of magnitude.

    I think the biggest reason to commit to vote for Obama is that if it is a close election he will start a war with the Iranians, who haven't attacked anyone in centuries, just to prove how "tough" he is.

    Once again I will hold my nose and vote for someone I really dislike.  I have come a long way from the tears of joy after he was elected, one of the happiest days of my life.

    Call your representative and senators and the white house (lack of capitalization intended) to STOP this crazy warmongering with Iran, please.

    by Indiana Bob on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 04:26:17 PM PDT

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