Romney out so that his ‘war on Jihadists’ can continue.

Romney, the bloodthirsty Mormon Candidate has dropped out of the Presidential race and I hope I never hear of him again.  One of the reasons he says he dropped out is because he wanted to unite the Republican Party around a warmonger like himself – McCain.

In a speech that touched on the messages of his campaign, Mr. Romney said he had come to his decision to help unify the Republican Party, and he charged that Democratic candidates, Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois, would not pursue the war in Iraq.

“Because I love America, in this time of war, I feel I have to stand aside for our party and our country,” he said.

Romney has demonstrated himself to be an idiot in the discussion of the war on Iraq and his “war on the jihadists.”  In this interview in June of last year he showed his complete lack of knowledge of the facts regarding the causes of the Iraq war as follows:

“If you’re saying let’s turn back the clock, and Saddam Hussein had opened up his country to IAEA inspectors, and they’d come in and they’d found that there were no weapons of mass destruction, had Saddam Hussein, therefore, not violated United Nations resolutions, we wouldn’t be in the conflict we’re in. But he didn’t do those things, and we knew what we knew at the point we made the decision to get in.”

Romney’s suggestion that weapons inspectors were not permitted into Iraq before the war started is, of course, incorrect. Weapons inspectors from UNMOVIC (the U.N. Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission) returned to Iraq on November 18, 2002. Led by Hans Blix, the inspectors spent months in Iraq, issuing reports on Iraqi compliance that were a crucial part of the debate over whether to invade Iraq.

The press at the time completely let this monumental blunder slide.  Romney as you recall, was the idiot that refused to provide state sponsored protection for a visiting dignatary from Iran a while back, Mohammed Khatami, the ex-President of Iran.  He came to speak at Harvard on 9/11 and Romney called him a terrorist and said that Khatami’s presence at Harvard on 9/11 was a slap in the face to the 9/11 victims family members.  Never mind of course that Khatami had absolutely zero to do with 9/11.

That Romney and the Republicans are able to speak so openly in favor of the war right now without serious opposition from the Democrats shows how much America has become lackadaisical about the war that is destroying an entire people.  Scott Ritter wrote about the sad situation over there and predicts a bleak future for Iraq in 2008 and beyond in this article:

Iraq is dying; soon Iraq will be dead. True, there will be a plot of land in the Middle East which people will refer to as Iraq. But any hope of a resurrected homogeneous Iraqi nation populated by a diverse people capable of coexisting in peace and harmony is soon to be swept away forever.

Of course Romney is right about one thing.  McCain would indeed uphold Romney’s desires for blood.

Before the New Hampshire primary, McCain was at it again. Speaking to an audience in New Hampshire on January 3, one questioner remarked with concern that the current president has spoken about staying in Iraq for 50 years. How, the questioner wondered, did Senator McCain feel about this? Before the man had a chance to finish his question, McCain interrupted him, blurting out “make it 100 [years]! … That would be fine with me!”

It was a stunning, candid admission. If elected, McCain acknowledges that his policies would help ensure that when our grandchildren sign up for military service, some of them will deploy to Iraq. More broadly than Iraq, Senator McCain has a clear track record of supporting war and militarism, and if elected, there’s every reason–from his twitchy statements on the campaign trail to his actions in Congress–to believe that Senator McCain is the all-war-all-the-time candidate.

Of course, Iraq is not all that is at stake here.  There are some not so subtle movements to increasing rhetorical hostility with Iran:

At a Tuesday hearing of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Director of National Intelligence Michael McConnell said he wishes he had written the unclassified version of the document differently.

“I would change the way we describe the Iranian nuclear program. I would have included that there are the component parts, that the portion of it, maybe the least significant, had halted,” he said.

The intelligence director was referring to a specific aspect of the NIE report which dismissed White House allegations that Iran is planning to design nuclear warheads.


1 Response to “Romney out so that his ‘war on Jihadists’ can continue.”

  1. 1 James Smith February 9, 2008 at 3:26 am

    Now that Romney is out, check out what other Mormons are saying about the 2008 presidential race.

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