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Romney pledges American lives and treasure to fight Israel's wars
Yet the object of all the attention, Republican candidate Mitt Romney, concludes on something of an Israeli note, albeit to make a point about America. To bolster his argument, Romney relates an experience he had with Israeli elder statesman President Shimon Peres. Someone asked him about the war in Iraq, and Peres, Romney tells the crowd, began his answer by saying, "America is unique in history by virtue of its willingness to sacrifice the lives of its sons and daughters for freedom for itself and for freedom of other people."
It is this kind of reference supporters of Israel are looking for in their effort to better appraise a candidate whose resume features a stint as governor of Massachusetts and as savior of the Salt Lake City Olympics but scant credentials or even indicators on foreign policy.
Not long into a speech at the Republican Jewish Coalition convention this fall, Romney elicited boos and hisses from the crowd. Of the right kind - ones that come from speaking disparagingly of a person loathed by the audience, a person whose very name elicits the feeling that it must be blotted out, Haman-style.
So it was with a deft touch that Romney dropped the name Jimmy Carter - to take issue with the former president's critique of the security barrier - and continued to push all the right emotional buttons, linking, for starters, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's rhetoric to that of Hitler ahead of the Holocaust and, later, saying that it was the ideology of radical jihad that was at the root of conflict in the Middle East rather than the lack of a Palestinian state. The other candidates speaking at the RJC forum didn't all manage to do that, and even many of the audience members supporting Romney's opponents were impressed by the job he did.
Joel Hoppenstein, for one, a Giuliani booster who thought highly of the former New York mayor's performance, still enthused that "Governor Romney also spoke very well." He added, "I love Mitt Romney. I think he's fantastic."
Speaking more generally, he said, "There's a growing chorus of threats about the existence of Israel. I think it calls for a more explicit statement from America about our foreign policy priorities as regards Israel. And that is this: America will never allow the destruction of Israel."
Source: Jerusalem Post
Are the Zionists looking for another presidential candidate to latch onto? The ultra-Zionists, like Podhoretz and Daniel Pipes, had thrown in their lot with former NY mayor GHOULiani, but GHOULiani's past is catching up with "Mr. 9/11" and his poll numbers are dropping fast.
Enter Romney who is telling Israel and her supporters that the U.S. will do everything it can to help Israel remain a racist, apartheid state that can continue on with its ethnic cleansing and genocide of the indigenous Palestinians.
Romney brays about how the U.S. will never allow the destruction of Israel, but is content to let Israel continue on with the destruction of Palestine.
Hey Mitt, how about having some or all of your five sons volunteer for service in either the U.S. Army or Marines?
That way, you could put into action the words you are throwing about how the U.S. needs to protect Israel at all costs.
To make it even more interesting, have them sign up for either the Army Airborne or Marine Recon, where they'll be guaranteed to see action, fighting to the last ounce of their blood protecting YOUR beloved Israel.