As previously noted, Mitt Romney has made a bold, albeit misguided, promise during the previous Republican presidential candidates debate that focused on foreign policy, stating : “Look, one thing you can know– and that is if we reelect Barack Obama, Iran will have a nuclear weapon. And if we elect Mitt Romney, if you’d like me as the next president, they will not have a nuclear weapon.
And if all else fails, if after all of the work we’ve done, there’s nothing else we can do beside mil– take military action, then of course you take military action. It is unacceptable for Iran to have a nuclear weapon.
Tonight, the Republican candidates will again assemble for another debate that centers on foreign policy.
This time, potential Commander-in-Chief Michele Bachmann deserves some time to elaborate on her speech that she made at the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) dinner last Sunday.
The event which featured Glenn Beck being recognized for his efforts in support of the Jewish community and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL-18) in attendance to receive the Defender of Israel Award, Ms. Bachmann provided a little history lesson while educating the audience on the Iranian Constitution :
“Consider the Iranian constitution which states that Iran’s Army and Revolutionary Guard ‘will be responsible…for fulfilling the ideological mission of jihad in God’s way; that is, extending the sovereignty of God’s law throughout the world.’
“Some 80 years ago the world saw evil rising. A mad man spoke, but the world did not listen and the world sank into an enormous conflict and millions of Jews lost their lives,” she said.
“Today a mad man again speaks and once again it seems as if the world isn’t really listening though Iran’s president has made his intentions for Israel clear. He intends to wipe Israel from the face of the earth once he obtains nuclear weapons, and he will seek to use them against the United States shortly after achieving his first goal.
“Hitler once famously said in justification of his order to murder millions of Jews, ‘Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?’ Ahmadinejad is counting on the same collective memory today as he marches toward a second Holocaust.
“We must send him the message that we will never forget.”
Potential Commander-in-Chief Bachmann then ordered the Pentagon to prepare a war plan and asserted that the United States “must sell Israel the additional fighter jets, bunker buster bombs, refueling tankers, and other materials they need to defend themselves,” she said. She also said the United States should continue its “comprehensive missile system” in the Middle East.
Potential-Presidentress Bachmann failed to acknowledge any loss of life and economic impact of a war.
At the same time, former Secretary of Defense William Cohen (R-ME) has written an OpEd about his “party’s rigid antitax ideology is harming the fiscal health of our nation” as well as “harming our national security.”
Mr. Romney has advocated for more military personnel and hardware …
Ms. Bachmann wants war plans and to provide more aid for Israel …
WHO will pay for this ?