The Sunday morning talk shows was the usual humdrum, but it was pretty interesting that a conservative pundit, George Will, slammed Mitt Romney and his campaign once again, saying a Romney administration wouldn’t have prevented the attacks on U.S. embassies in Libya that left Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others dead, as well as President Obama isn’t turning his back on Israel. The Romney campaign accuses Obama of doing just that. So, the infighting in the Republican Party continues. In other words, George Will is calling the Romney campaign liars for saying a Romney administration would have prevented the embassy attack. If memory serves me correctly a number of embassy attacks occurred under the George W. Bush administration. Republicans seem to have all but conceded this election and setting the stage for an excuse party as to why Mitt Romney didn’t win if Obama prevails in November. They are going to throw Mitt Romney under a bus and he will wish he had retroactively decided not to run for the presidency.
Talking Points Memo: Asked on ABC’s “This Week” if there’s reason to believe that the situation would be different under a President Romney, Will said, “No.” “The great superstition of American politics concerns presidential power, and during a presidential year that reaches an apigy — and it becomes national narcissism,” he said. “Everything that happens anywhere in the world, we cause, or we could cure with … presidential rhetoric.”
Next up, Will had this to say about the accusation that Obama is turning his back on Israel:
Talking Points Memo: “I really do not think it’s fair to fault the president for ‘throwing Israel under the bus,’ as they say,” Will said. “Granted, he has a bad relationship with my good friend [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu, but the relationships between the U.S. military and the Israeli military, which is 98 percent of the point of this relationship, are quite good.”
It’s also interesting to note that U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said during an appearance on “This Week” that the United States is not “impotent” in the face of violent protests sweeping the Muslim world being aimed at American interests, ABC News reports. Um, tell that to Mitt Romney and his lackeys, who seem to believe he has the power of Moses to part the Red Seas.
Of course, the right wing will spin this and attack George Will, probably saying he’s over the hill, but every now and then he surprises me with speaking the truth. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to meddle in U.S. elections to help his friend Mitt Romney win, but he may have over played his hand or underestimated American voters. Yes, we care about what happens to Israel, but Israel doesn’t dictate what happens to America. They need our money and our help more than we need them. So, no, we shouldn’t be forced into another war just because Benjamin Netanyahu has his finger on the trigger. He should strike Iran unilaterally. I guess Mitt Romney isn’t the “severely conservative” candidate most Republicans can believe.
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