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Tue Sep 25, 2012, 09:36 PM

Romney Senior Advisor Don Senor Undermined U.S. Security Interests Today

It happened during an interview with Andrea Mitchell while he was trying to distinguish Mitt Romney's policy regarding Iran's nuclear program from President Obama's. That was not an easy task because both policies are identical. After making some standard hawkish noises, Senor quickly scurried back toward the center under Mitchell's questioning to deny that Mitt Romney has advocated for any military action against Iran. No, Romney simply believes that a threat of possible U.S. military action against Iran must be credible to give diplomacy a chance to work.

What Senor said next after Andrea Mitchell pointed out that President Obama has left the option of military action on the table was interesting to say the least:

"They say it is on the table, no one believes that. Yes they say it's on the table but no one believes it is on the table. We're not saying the military option should be used but we are saying that the threat of military action should be credible so it focuses the Iranian leadership on reaching some diplomatic solution..."

There is more but that pretty much sums up the salient point. All parties seemingly agree that a credible threat of possible U.S. military action against Iran is a critical component of any effort to pursue a diplomatic alternative to war. All parties understand that Barack Obama will be President of the United States at least until next January and quite possibly until January 2017. Obama is our Commander in Chief. If the U.S. decides to attack Iran more than likely Barack Obama will be issuing the order. If Iran takes the potential of U.S. military action against it seriously it will be because they take the words of Barack Obama seriously when he says that the military option is on the table.

Clearly Mitt Romney's Senior Advisor doesn't take those words seriously. And by casting dispersion on the words of the United States President he directly undermines the credibility of possible U.S. military action against Iran should that nation persist in seeking the ability to produce nuclear weapons.

Here's the link to the video of Senor's interview. The portion directly quoted begins at about the 5:55 marker.
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/mitchell-reports/49166564#49166564

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Reply Romney Senior Advisor Don Senor Undermined U.S. Security Interests Today (Original post)
Tom Rinaldo Sep 2012 OP
niyad Sep 2012 #1
Cha Sep 2012 #2
niyad Sep 2012 #5
MinM Sep 2012 #15
Cha Sep 2012 #16
alcibiades_mystery Sep 2012 #3
niyad Sep 2012 #6
speedoo Sep 2012 #4
alcibiades_mystery Sep 2012 #7
grasswire Sep 2012 #8
M_M Sep 2012 #9
Tom Rinaldo Sep 2012 #10
tanyev Sep 2012 #11
MinM Sep 2012 #12
MinM Sep 2012 #13
spanone Sep 2012 #14

Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 09:42 PM

1. is he still married to soledad o'brien?

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 09:44 PM

2. Dan Senor is married to Campbell Brown... gop H20

carrier.

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 09:53 PM

5. thanks

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Response to MinM (Reply #15)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 02:52 PM

16. Evil

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 09:45 PM

3. He never was...he is married to Campbell Brown

 

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 09:53 PM

6. thanks, don't know why I have been thinking it was soledad

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 09:48 PM

4. Senor is an evil scumbag.

He lied to he American people when he was the spokesman for BUsh/Cheney/Rice in Iraq and he's lying
now. He is incapable of speaking the truth.

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 09:56 PM

7. Senor was instrumental in producing the Iraqi insurgency, which killed thousands of

 

US troops and tens of thousands of Iraqis. He was at the center of the actions that produced that. The fact that he's even near a Presidential campaign should be cause for universal outrage. He should be in prison. It's bad enough that he's a liar; he's also remarkably stupid and blinded by ideology. A deeply foolish, dangerous person.

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 10:05 PM

8. despicable!

Interfering in our foreign policy. Despicable!!

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 11:27 PM

9. Maintaining the National Security Tradition

 

of Scooter Libby.

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Response to M_M (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 06:24 AM

10. Yeah, and Ollie North n/t

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 07:27 AM

11. This country would be a lot better off if Dan Senor had gone into the pizza business.

Or managing a convenience store.

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 07:43 AM

12. DD SOS

Different day, same old sh*t from our spooky middle-eastern "expert" from Canada.

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Response to MinM (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 08:42 AM

13. Salvador (1986) -- Jack Morgan - State Department Analyst


Dan Senor seems to be right out of central-casting, for the weasel-like State Department tool, in Oliver Stone's Salvador.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=389&topic_id=3693058&mesg_id=3693827

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 08:43 AM

14. dan

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