Romney, America, and Perpetual War

“One can no more advance liberty through violence than he can regain sobriety by embracing an alternative brand of alcohol. The state is a system that enjoys a monopoly on the use of violence. It is no answer to this destructive menace to introduce a competitor who employs the same means and seeks the same ends, namely, to construct society on the principle of the power to compel obedience to authority.” ~Butler Shaffer

Former Speaker of the House and former 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich spoke of the Palestinians as an “invented people.” Many people around the country were offended on behalf of the Palestinians at the time, but former Massachusetts Governor and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney was offended on behalf of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Yes, offended on behalf of Netanyahu! “Before I made a statement of that nature,” Romney admonished Gingrich in a debate, “I’d get on the phone to my friend Bibi Netanyahu and say: ‘Would it help if I say this? What would you like me to do?'” What would Bibi like to see? He would like to see Iran destroyed.

The U.S. Secretary of Defence, the director of the CIA, and 16 different intelligence services of the USA have said at various times from 2007 to the present that there is no evidence that Iran has decided to build a nuclear bomb. No evidence that Iran has even decided to build a nuclear bomb. And yet the USA has punished Iran with the “most withering” economic sanctions ever imposed on any nation (according to White House rhetoric) all due to some mythical nuclear bomb program. Presidential candidate and frontrunner Mitt Romney and many other leading Republicans claim those sanctions are not tough enough. Mitt Romney has called for truly “crippling” sanctions, backed by serious and credible threat of military intervention to destroy the Iranian government and impose a US approved government.

Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly once warned Romney in an interview that “If you bomb Iran that starts World War III. You know that. They’re going to try to block Hormuz. Oil will double. The unintended consequences to the United States all across the Muslim world will be horrible.” The problem is that Romney knows that but does not care. Israel wants war and Romney intends to give it to them. His rhetoric has only gotten tougher as the campaign has worn on.

Both Obama and Romney look to be committed to ever more war in the middle east and around the world. When will it end? Does it take the total collapse of the US in financial ruin from trying to pay for all these wars to put an end to them? We can’t see that coming and stop now?

Ron Paul as candidate was called a “kook” for saying that he would bring all the troops home and use our military only to defend the US itself. That was considered “out of the mainstream”. Sadly, it was out of the mainstream.

There is no candidate running, with a chance of wining, that would stop America’s attempt to rule the world by military domination. Weep for the children.

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3 thoughts on “Romney, America, and Perpetual War

  1. One thing I find interesting is Romney and Ryan have said in the debates that they employed such strong language simply to appear strong, and that this language was meant to deter foreign nations, but that, of course, they agree such military actions cannot be used because of its probable catastrophic consequences. If this is the case, then why would they ever say it aloud to the press? Doesn’t that defeat their purpose? Are they really so dumb as they would have us think or do they simply have an insatiable appetite for bullshit?

    • Great point.

      I guess that Romney and Ryan will say whatever they think the occasion demands and that getting elected justifies anything. But then Obama is the same way. Seems that with the game of politics the only way to win is to never play.

  2. At their second debate last week, the two presidential candidates clashed bitterly over Libya, a preview of what is to come on Monday evening. They argued over Obama’s handling of the attack last month on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in which Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed.

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