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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:39 PM

When Romney wants Ahmadinejad to appear before a tribunal

for war crimes, is he talking about the same court that wants Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld to appear?

Just asking.

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Reply When Romney wants Ahmadinejad to appear before a tribunal (Original post)
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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:30 PM

1. His exact quote about Ahmadinejad was something like

... "His words amount to genocide incitation."

Talk about a weak and highly technical legal argument. Here's an interesting analysis:

http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2012/10/mitt-romney-and-iran

Forget about what it says about Romney's grasp of international law, and his open attempt to pander to Jewish voters, but what does it say about respect for free speech when we are going to go to war, militarily lay siege to a sovereign nation, create the kind of loss of life, hardship and instability for the Iranian people that the US created in the Bush-era Iraq hunt for Saddam, simply to shut the guy up. He has the means to actually undertake acts of actual genocide, particularly within his own country, and to give material military and economic support to those with ambitions of actually undertaking genocide.

Yet, much like Mr. Romney himself, Mr. Ahmadinejad has used outrageous public statements, pandering to a fundamentalist Muslim base, to gain attention and popularity in the Arab world. And this, to Romney, is equivalent to real genocide that is being committed elsewhere in the world?

Get a clue Romney, you pandering suck-up. For every Jewish hardliner who subscribes to your fantasy world-view of the middle east, there are others who recognize the risks of military ground action like the 2006 Israeli invasion of Lebanon.

At the same time, responding to the question about "What would you do if you got the call that air strikes were on the way?" by saying "It wouldn't happen", Romney showed little appreciation of the fact that Israel is not a puppet of the US. The precision bombing scenario is one that Israel has carried out a number of times, as recently as 2007 against Syria and the directly analogous 1981 bombing of an Iraqi nuclear reactor at Osirak, after which the US suspended fighter sales to Israel, and joined in condemning Israel in the UN. What type of collateral or leverage does Mr. Romney think he will hold over Israel to prevent that nation from acting on its own sovereign millitary initiative to shut down an Iranian military reactor? To be clear, if in fact Iran had gotten as far along toward a weapon by "spinning its centrifuges" for four years, as Romney would like American voters to beleive, there is no doubt in my mind that Israel would have undertaken an Osirak style raid already. If the weapons program is that far along and they haven't, there is one reason Israel wouldn't act unilaterally and that is the goodwill between the US with Obama as President and the rest of the world - yes, including the Arab world, that makes possibility of a diplomatic solution something worth waiting a bit to play out fully.

Romney = Clueless on the Middle East!



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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:40 PM

2. We never ratified the treaty of rome, and then withdrew our signature.

That treaty established the current international criminal court. We can't indict anyone there for anything. Romney was talking out of his pretentious entitled massive ass.

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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:58 PM

3. So he's saying it's a crime to be a blowhard?

I'm not sure what we're going to convict him of. Did Ahmadinejad start a war?

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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:07 PM

4. I thought he wanted to make him an economic advisor

Considering he takes his views on our finances seriously.

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