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Tiger n Miami AU83
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Romney Foreign Polilcy


He seems pretty aggressive with a stance on Iran that seems to imply we will get involved militarily or support Israli military actions to prevent a nuclear Iran.

Also, wants to get involved in Syria by sending arms.

What are the boards thoughts on this?

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(CNN) - Mitt Romney will seek to bolster his foreign policy credentials in a major speech Monday, two weeks before the GOP presidential nominee takes part in a presidential debate focused on security.

In his remarks, set to take place at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Romney will address the ongoing unrest in Syria, calling for the U.S. to "work with our partners" to help the opposition and "ensure they obtain the arms they need."

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He will further state, according to excerpts of his prepared remarks, a need to continue working "no less vigorously with our international partners" to support Syrians who stand against Iran.




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TheOcean
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Probably the biggest reason why I won't be voting for him





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SlowFlowPro
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quote:

What are the boards thoughts on this?

i think he's seizing on Obama's gaffes re: Israel to possibly swing some Jewish support away from the Dems

*ETA: this may help him edge out Florida, for example



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Jrv2damac
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Probably the biggest reason why I won't be voting for him


+1



and he rode a fricking bike around France during the draft.






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cwill
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Another continuation of our train wreck foreign policy in the 21st century.





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ottothewise
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Romney has sold out to the military industrial complex.

"100,000 more troops".

Romney = Bush

another neocon dupe







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wilfont
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Its what I expect an American president to say and not that different from obama's own positions.





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Tiger n Miami AU83
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re: Israel to possibly swing some Jewish support away from the Dems
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Had not thought of that. Probably will be well received well in the FL jewish community, but he probably has that vote on lockdown as it is.






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wilfont
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Probably will be well received well in the FL jewish community, but he probably has that vote on lockdown as it is.

Who? The majority of American Jews will likely vote for obama. Israel may be more important to American fundamentalist Christians than to American Jews.






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Midget Death Squad
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Probably the biggest reason why I won't be voting for him



Pacisfism always leads to winning results in world politics and never allows evil leaders to assume power and exterminate its enemies.

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cwill
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Romney = Obama = Bush


I fixed your equation.






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MFn GIMP
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Also, wants to get involved in Syria by sending arms.

As long as we don't send in troops or use American airpower for strikes then I have no problem with sending arms to the rebels. Let them kill each other.

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seems to imply we will get involved militarily or support Israli military actions to prevent a nuclear Iran.

I have no problem with supporting Israel in a military strike, again as long as it doesn't involve US troops.

Let's look at the excerpts from his speech.

"General Marshall once said, “The only way human beings can win a war is to prevent it.” Those words were true in his time—and they still echo in ours." Yep, sure seems like he is going to use the speech to be gung-ho about rushing off into war

"I will not hesitate to impose new sanctions on Iran, and will tighten the sanctions we currently have. I will restore the permanent presence of aircraft carrier task forces in both the Eastern Mediterranean and the Gulf the region—and work with Israel to increase our military assistance and coordination. For the sake of peace, we must make clear to Iran through actions—not just words—that their nuclear pursuit will not be tolerated" a show of force does not equal use of force. If that was the case then we were involved in a ton of nuclear wars with the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

In Egypt, I will use our influence—including clear conditions on our aid—to urge the new government to represent all Egyptians, to build democratic institutions, and to maintain its peace treaty with Israel. And we must persuade our friends and allies to place similar stipulations on their aid nothing to do with force here instead it uses passive means to help transform Egypt into a democratic nation. The horror!

And in Afghanistan, I will pursue a real and successful transition to Afghan security forces by the end of 2014. President Obama would have you believe that anyone who disagrees with his decisions in Afghanistan is arguing for endless war. But the route to more war – and to potential attacks here at home – is a politically timed retreat that abandons the Afghan people to the same extremists who ravaged their country and used it to launch the attacks of 9/11. I will evaluate conditions on the ground and weigh the best advice of our military commanders. And I will affirm that my duty is not to my political prospects, but to the security of the nation. I wish he would call for a full withdrawal sooner than 2014 but it's better than endless war we are engaged in now/

Finally, I will recommit America to the goal of a democratic, prosperous Palestinian state living side by side in peace and security with the Jewish state of Israel. nothing objectionable here.






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cwill
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Pacisfism always leads to winning results in world politics and never allows evil leaders to assume power and exterminate its enemies.


If our goal is to rid the world of evil people we have really done a poor job of it and have completely ignored large swaths of the world.






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cwill
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I have no problem with supporting Israel in a military strike, again as long as it doesn't involve US troops.



While the strike may not involve US troops, the resulting conflict will.






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Jrv2damac
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Pacisfism always leads to winning results in world politics and never allows evil leaders to assume power and exterminate its enemies.


Yeah, because Iran is going to break her several hundred year hiatus of pre-emptive military action with their alleged first nuclear weapon.








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Catman88
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and he rode a fricking bike around France during the draft.


Seriously?? Draft deferments are legal are they not? And you leave out the FACT that he was eligible for the draft and his number was higher than was called. He was only in France for one single deferment. Others were academic deferments.






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Midget Death Squad
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If our goal is to rid the world of evil people we have really done a poor job of it and have completely ignored large swaths of the world.


1. you are right there there has been much failure in our foreign policy throughout the years

2. our goal isn't to rid the world of evil people; that is impossible, but it is to work at preventing evil from gaining so much power that they can commit genocide not only in their own lands but across the globe as well.

I realize the unicorn dream is to sit back and do nothing with the belief that it's never out business, and I really do wish that were true. The reality of the situation is that there are powerful factions in the world with no regard for human life who will seek to acquire as much power as possible in order to dominate and destroy all who are opposed to them. It is the duty of the world powers to prevent this from happening, and it is impossible to do this without the force and commitment to using this force as a backup to the promise of repurcussions laid out before the murderous powers.






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trackfan
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As long as we don't send in troops or use American airpower for strikes then I have no problem with sending arms to the rebels.

That makes a lot of sense because the U.S. has never experiences blowback when sending weapons to help Muslim rebel groups fight their wars. After all, Americans would never hold animosity towards a country that sent weapons to folks who attacked us.
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Let them kill each other

Spoken like a true bigot.






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signed Adolf Hitler


Signed, 2012.






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trackfan
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Seriously?? Draft deferments are legal are they not? And you leave out the FACT that he was eligible for the draft and his number was higher than was called. He was only in France for one single deferment. Others were academic deferments.

You're contradicting yourself. When you receieve a deferment, you're not eligible for the draft.






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