Skip to comments.Mitt Romney: Mitt: Military action on Iran may not be needed
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 dont have to, Romney told reporters on Friday.
I cant 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 nominees 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 Irans nuclear ambitions during a speech this week to the United Nations General Assembly.
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Headline with an agenda.
I cant take that option off the table"
Quote of actual importance.
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.
Romney had to counter Barry’s glib “ he wants a war” comment with this
common sense, but still with a backbone, statement.
I’d be reminding people that the same week Obama received his preemptive Nobel peace prize, he quietly launched cruise missile attacks into Yemen.
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.”)
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.
“Romney had to counter Barrys glib he wants a war comment with this
common sense, but still with a backbone, statement.”
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.
“...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!
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.
The Iranian gov’t is hugely unpopular with its own people. Drop weapons to them, and let them take of the problem themselves.
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.