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Mitt Romney: Mitt: Military action on Iran may not be needed
Politico ^ | 9-30-2012 | Darren Samuelsohn

Posted on 09/30/2012 8:32:11 AM PDT by Ernestwashington

ABOARD THE ROMNEY CAMPAIGN PLANE — ­ Mitt Romney said that military action to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon may not be necessary, though he still pledged to take a tough line against the nation if elected president.

“I do not believe that in the final analysis we will have to use military action. I certainly hope we don’t have to,” Romney told reporters on Friday.

“I can’t take that option off the table — it must be something which is known by the Iranians as a possible tool to be employed to prevent them from becoming nuclear. But I certainly hope that we can prevent any military action from having to be taken.” The GOP nominee’s statements came after Romney and President Barack Obama both spoke Friday by phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a day after Netanyahu warned of Iran’s nuclear ambitions during a speech this week to the United Nations General Assembly.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/81802.html#ixzz27xw0xiry

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1 posted on 09/30/2012 8:32:15 AM PDT by Ernestwashington
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To: Ernestwashington
Mitt: Military action on Iran may not be needed

Headline with an agenda.

“I can’t take that option off the table"

Quote of actual importance.

2 posted on 09/30/2012 8:36:17 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: Ernestwashington

I’m no fan of Romney but I have to agree with him on this one.

The last thing we need is more military action if we can avoid it. If we can’t avoid it, it should be limited and we surely don’t need to telegraph our intent.


3 posted on 09/30/2012 8:38:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Romney had to counter Barry’s glib “ he wants a war” comment with this
common sense, but still with a backbone, statement.


4 posted on 09/30/2012 8:40:43 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: patriotspride

I’d be reminding people that the same week Obama received his preemptive Nobel peace prize, he quietly launched cruise missile attacks into Yemen.


5 posted on 09/30/2012 8:43:06 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Ernestwashington

Bismarck: Diplomacy without weapons is like music with instruments.

(Also, in response to the question, “What would you do if the British Army invaded Prussia?” “Arrest them.”)


6 posted on 09/30/2012 8:48:40 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Kafka in the throes of a demonic possession could not have come up with the "tuck rule".)
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To: cripplecreek

Launching cruise missiles into Yemen is like stealing a blind kid’s lunch. The Iranians are the psycho white trash family who get tattooed at age 11 and pregnant at 13 and all serve prison time before they enter high school.


7 posted on 09/30/2012 9:00:34 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Kafka in the throes of a demonic possession could not have come up with the "tuck rule".)
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To: patriotspride

“Romney had to counter Barry’s glib “ he wants a war” comment with this
common sense, but still with a backbone, statement.”

Bingo.


8 posted on 09/30/2012 9:09:15 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Ernestwashington

Well, everything I think I know tells me that the Iranians will never give up their relentless pursuit of acquiring nuclear weapons for all the reasons in the world. There seems no price is high enough, no accommodation they would be willing to accept to give up on becoming a nuclear power.

It is simply much too seductive, for these crazy, power mad
terrorists to give up at any price for any thing.

So it’s great that Mr. Romney talks like a statesman and gets a few votes out of it as well. I myself fervently wish that the crisis with Iran over their nuclear program won’t have to be solved by the use of the military option.

I also have a few other wishes that have just about the same chance of coming to fruition as having the problem with Iran resolved peacefully.


9 posted on 09/30/2012 9:16:30 AM PDT by lbryce (BHO-"Now, I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds" by way of Oppenheimer at Trinity, NM)
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To: cripplecreek

“...it should be limited.”
What does that mean? Fire a couple of cruise missiles in the general direction like Slick did at the aspirin factories in his “wag the dog” farce?

I think it should mean limited in duration, maybe, but not in INTENSITY, FORCE or LETHALITY. We should only do it if we must; but whatever we do should NOT be half-hearted. IF w do it we must blast their nuke areas to kingdom come!


10 posted on 09/30/2012 9:30:50 AM PDT by Tucker39 (O)
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To: Ernestwashington

Mitt has to say that. People are sick and tired of military engagements and wars.
Obama gets a lot of votes because of his appeasement policy’s and retreat from the mid east.
Casual voters hear Mitt want more war vs Obama’s retreat from war they’ll go for Obama and Obama knows it.


11 posted on 09/30/2012 9:35:14 AM PDT by tshaun
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IF w do it we must blast their nuke areas to kingdom come!

That works for me but I certainly don't want boots on the ground there. That just leads to another "nation building" failure. Ideally we would destroy their government and let them sort it out without our help and we'll deal with the new government as needed.
12 posted on 09/30/2012 9:41:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

The Iranian gov’t is hugely unpopular with its own people. Drop weapons to them, and let them take of the problem themselves.


13 posted on 09/30/2012 10:36:51 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (It's time to make Obama a minor footnote in the pages of history)
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To: Ernestwashington
It may or it may not... 100% truth... keep to the truth Mitt and quit the nice guy garbage.

LLS

14 posted on 09/30/2012 10:40:46 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: Ernestwashington

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Our bipartisan government by political regulator constituents will allow Iran to mount its nukes and launch them.


15 posted on 09/30/2012 12:36:39 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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