Sunday, October 14, 2007

Campaign Video of the Day -- October 14, 2007

Every once in a while it is good to look at the opposition's video. Here is Mitt Romney telling some reporter with a straight face that the difference between the Soviets and the Iranians is that the leadership of Iran is suicidal. Get your head around that for a second. Romney is saying the leadership of a foreign country is so committed to its vision of the world that the leaders are personally willing to die to achieve that vision. I think he has the Shia leaders of Iran confused with the pour Sunni dupes from Saudi Arabia who are talked into being suicide bombers. Either that or he is trying to confuse the Republican base.

I guess that makes the Iranian leaders different from Mitt and the other chickenhawks in the Republican party who are oh so wiling to send your kids out to die but heaven forbid they might have to sacrifice their own comfort or the safety of anyone in their family. Anyway, as I recall growing up in the 1950s and 1960s there was lots of talk that the Soviets threatened to destroy us with nuclear weapons. I recall a minuteman silo just down the road. I personally remember "duck and cover."

In Romney's case I think he really believes this stuff. Watch US Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney On Iran and tell me that you don't fear for your country if anyone takes this waif seriously.

The video was posted by TheNewRome, which by the way is an apt description of the neocon vision for America. Personally, I would like to return to the old America.

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