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Per Yemen being raised as an issue today by Gingrich: would Romney send Seal team(s) into Yemen?
5/2/2012 | Laissez-faire Capitalist

Posted on 05/02/2012 3:08:18 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist

During Gingrich's speech today on the day of his suspension of his campaign, Gingrich raised and interesting issue about Yemen - saying that it, not Afghanistan, was the center of Al Qaeda.

According to some sources, the U.S. is supposedly conducting drone attacks in Yemen against Al Qaeda. But...

Would Romney favor sending in Seal team(s) into Yemen (or any other country for that matter in the ME, ally or not) to target high-value terrorists targets?

If so, why did Romney say on Aug 1, 2007 the following:

"I do not concur in the words of Barack Obama in a plan to enter an ally [Pakistan] of ours... I don't think those kinds of comments help in this effort to draw more friends to our effort."

This was in response to Obama saying:

"If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf won't act, we will."

Romney further said that this comment from Obama was "ill-timed" and "ill-considered" and that we need to foster unity with our allies in contrast to Obama's statement.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: 2012; afghanistan; elections; islam; newt; obama; romney; yemen

1 posted on 05/02/2012 3:08:30 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist; All

As a side note, after Gingrich spoke: on the Fox Report with Shepard Smith today at 3-4P.M ET, Shepard Smith, Ed Rollins and Carl Cameron seemed just wee bit peeved with Gingrich...

Isn’t Rollins with the Romney camp?


2 posted on 05/02/2012 3:12:48 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I’m not sure what Romney’s point really was back in 2007. However, IMO, Obozo’s comment was ill-timed and ill-conceived in that the U.S. should NEVER give away to our enemies what actions we will or might take during a time of war, at least not through a public statement.


3 posted on 05/02/2012 3:21:44 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Would Romney favor sending in Seal team(s) into Yemen

SEAL teams. Get it right.

And no, he wouldn't unless they had never drank coffee or Coke
or tea or any iced beverage and agreed that he was a God-In-Becoming.

Plus, the magic underpants should be consulted.. but not in all cases.

Would the SEALs wear them? That's the question.

Would you trust those drawers in a combat situation?

4 posted on 05/02/2012 3:22:37 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Romney clarified his statement shortly after making it and indicated he would most certainly make the order to take out Bin Laden.

Back then even Hillary Clinton ridiculed Obama's statement regarding Pakistan at first.

Today, Newt bowed out of the race and in so doing, this was the report:

ARLINGTON, Va. — Newt Gingrich, the colorful former House speaker and fiery partisan, formally exited the Republican presidential contest Wednesday and vowed to help Mitt Romney’s bid to defeat President Barack Obama.

Ending a campaign that seesawed between implosion and frontrunner and back again, Gingrich threw his support to his one-time rival as expected and promised his supporters he would continue to push conservative ideas. Gingrich bowed out of the race more than $4 million in debt.

“Today, I am suspending the campaign. But suspending the campaign does not mean suspending citizenship,” Gingrich told a ballroom in a suburban Washington hotel.

“We are now going to put down the role of candidate and candidate’s spouse and take back the role of active citizens,” he said, adding he would continue to promote conservative ideas on college campuses, as well as through newsletters and films.

He also urged conservatives to rally behind Romney as a better alternative than Obama.

“This is not a choice between Mitt Romney and Ronald Reagan. This is a choice between Mitt Romney and the most radical, leftist president in American history,” Gingrich said.

5 posted on 05/02/2012 3:26:06 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: humblegunner

Uh oh. I have offended the capitalized letters police...

Stick with the main purpose of this thread, and not inject into this thread Red Herrings and other logically fallacious diversionary tactics.

In the end, we know that were two large rooms side by side, with one filled with center-left voters and moderates and the other room filled with conservatives/Tea Partiers, Romney would speak to one group, telling them what they wanted to hear.

And then he would exit to speak to the next group - telling what they wanted to hear - even on the same day if need be.


6 posted on 05/02/2012 3:29:36 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: SoldierDad
Well said.

Advertsising your intentions beforehand, whether about whom you will attack, where...or when you plan to add or withdraw troops...gives the enemy an advantage they do not deserve, and that can and will endanger US personnel.

I thought Reomney's best reply was that, "Even Jimmy Carter would have made this order."

7 posted on 05/02/2012 3:29:37 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

You use an awful lot of words trying to cover up the fact that you don’t know what SEALs are or how to write it.

Play on, Player.


8 posted on 05/02/2012 3:33:17 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: SoldierDad
Romney's point was to do what he always does: say one thing and then flip-flop on it later. Free Republic is full of threads chronicling the plethora of flip-flops from Romney.

Rino Romney hedges his bets and then pivots later. That is his MO.

Apparently making those comments public didn't save Bin Laden’s hide, BTW.

9 posted on 05/02/2012 3:34:52 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: humblegunner

Play on yourself, Romney bot.

Jim Robinson said that pro-Romney people were not welcome at FR.

Remember that.


10 posted on 05/02/2012 3:35:49 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Jeff Head

Hillary!?

Romney hedges his bets and then pivots later. That is his MO.


11 posted on 05/02/2012 3:37:56 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Play on yourself, Romney bot.

Play with yourself, name-calling smacktard.

I've been an anti-Mormon bigot since before you ever heard of FR.

That kind of excuses me from being a "Romney bot".

If you feel that my pointing out your obvious failures in writing
makes me a "Romney bot" then I reckon there are a lot of "Romney bots"
in your future because you write like a retard. And I hope folks point it out.

Because you are having a piece of the stupid.

12 posted on 05/02/2012 3:43:00 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Gingrich raised and interesting issue about Yemen - saying that it, not Afghanistan, was the center of Al Qaeda.

He's right...in fact throughout Obamas speech tin Aphganistan he consistantly refered to L-Queda when in fact the soldiers he was speeking to are fighting the Taliban.

Makes ya wonder truly what the troops thought.

Obama doesn't know what he's doing except campaigning...and like politicians compaigning they rarely know the facts. Obama's never left campaign mode...he can't...doesn't know how to be a President.

I watched him speak to the troops...only he wasn't speaking to them..it indeed was a campaign speech...and i was stunned when he so arrogantly told the troops he'd be speaking to us later, as if they should be privledged to be in his company....they all knew anyway this was nothing about them...but saing that just rubbed salt into the wounds...what a complete jerk he is.

13 posted on 05/02/2012 3:45:41 PM PDT by caww
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Even if you would do it, it doesn’t follow that you want to say you would before hand. Both Obama and Romney were wrong to announce what they would do ahead of time. Moreover circumstances change. Nobody knew at that time that Pakistan had been actively hiding Osama for years.


14 posted on 05/02/2012 3:49:03 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: Jeff Head
He also urged conservatives to rally behind Romney as a better alternative than Obama.

He did NOT say that at all...go to C-span and listen yourself Jeff....he did not tell conservatives to Rally behind Romney...the article is taking that out of context as usual.

Furthermore he did not Endorse Romney at all.

15 posted on 05/02/2012 3:50:25 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww
Well, there are several distinctions. As for the Taliban[Afghanistan], in general they still haven't been placed on the terrorist watch list and are still being courted by the Afghan gov't. Sure, there are strains of them in Pakistan, but not the Taliban as represented in Afghanistan.

Also, the media is not covering the fact that the US and Afghanistan just agreed to having troops in Afghanistan until at least 2024. Joy.

16 posted on 05/02/2012 3:55:32 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: humblegunner
SEAL teams. Get it right.

Considering they were not named after seals and their name is actually an acronym, technically it is SeAL, or SeaAL if you prefer.

17 posted on 05/02/2012 3:58:07 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Theoria
the media is not covering the fact that Obama and Karsi just agreed to having troops in Afghanistan until at least 2024. Joy.

I know...Obama conveniently left that out of the equation of course. Half-truth oBama..once again.

18 posted on 05/02/2012 3:59:54 PM PDT by caww
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To: humblegunner
Would Romney favor sending in SEAL team(s) into Yemen

Doubtful if there is a mormon mission to Yemen.

Bridges of faith between mormons and muslims

19 posted on 05/02/2012 4:20:45 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (The epitome of stupidity is a member of a proven racist sect running against a black man.)
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To: humblegunner
I've been an anti-Mormon bigot since before you ever heard of FR.

Oh, say it isn't so, Gunner...ROTFL....

Some people just don't seem to understand satire, or...some people can't read.

20 posted on 05/02/2012 4:39:19 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (The epitome of stupidity is a member of a proven racist sect running against a black man.)
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To: greyfoxx39
Oh, say it isn't so, Gunner...ROTFL....

Well, I've been called that.. I'm at a loss for why...


21 posted on 05/02/2012 4:47:13 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
That graphic is hilarious...the look of total adoration in Mitt's eyes as he beams upon his own image just curls mah toes!


22 posted on 05/02/2012 4:50:10 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (The epitome of stupidity is a member of a proven racist sect running against a black man.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
The cult leader FLIP SLICK WILLARD ROMNEY has no problem sending other peoples kids into harms way.

His ENTIRE FAMILY EN MASSE has avoided military service for over 100 years.

I think even the Kenyan Hussein Baraka has a brother in law who served.

23 posted on 05/02/2012 4:54:24 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum -Mission Accomplished)
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To: humblegunner

Har!


24 posted on 05/02/2012 4:57:47 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum -Mission Accomplished)
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To: caww

I will go there and listen...I was emailed the other report, read it, and posted it here.

It is clear, IMHO, that Gingrich will support Romney after he gets to 1,144 in any case. That is what I will wait for. Because until then, he is not the nominee.


25 posted on 05/02/2012 5:08:03 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Apparently making those comments public didn't save Bin Laden’s hide, BTW.

I, for one, am still awaiting evidence that Bin Laden was actually killed in that raid.

26 posted on 05/02/2012 6:39:21 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: humblegunner

Here’s the bottom line, humblegunner; when you correct people’s grammar and spelling you begin to look like a pretentious jerk.

Obviously you understood that “Seals” was meant to be “SEALS”.

Man, too many people around here trying to prove how smart they are...


27 posted on 05/03/2012 11:54:28 AM PDT by libdestroyer
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To: libdestroyer

28 posted on 05/03/2012 12:00:28 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist; humblegunner
Kind of a weak retort.

A fellow Freeper suggests you don't know what you're talking about and your best response is to claim Jim Robinson likes you better?

29 posted on 05/03/2012 12:07:31 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky; Laissez-faire capitalist
Kind of a weak retort.

What Lassy seems to be unaware of is that I've been anti-Romney since before it was cool.

It serves to point out the frail arguments available to weak minds.

Perhaps Lassy will call me a gun-grabber next.

30 posted on 05/03/2012 12:17:19 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

“STFU NOOB!”

I’d rather be a noob with something interesting to say than a seasoned veteran with stupid comments.


31 posted on 05/03/2012 7:19:58 PM PDT by libdestroyer
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