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Thursday, August 2, 2007

Count Me Back In My Husband's Camp

For some time now, I have been quietly looking at Mitt Romney to be the next presidential nominee for the republican party. He is smart, charismatic, and seemed to be well-read regarding the Middle East, and our enemy. However, Bryan @ Hot Air brings to light a statement he made on August 1st in Iowa. With this statement, I am effectively removing him from the list of potential candidates:

(Emphasis below is mine.)

…”Did you notice in Lebanon, what Hezbollah did? Lebanon became a democracy some time ago and while their government was getting underway, Hezbollah went into southern Lebanon and provided health clinics to some of the people there, and schools. And they built their support there by having done so. That kind of diplomacy is something that would help America become stronger around the world and help people understand that our interest is an interest towards modernity and goodness and freedom for all people in the world. And so, I want to see America carry out that kind of health diplomacy…”

Does the former governor understand that he just praised a terrorist group that has usurped a great deal of Lebanon, in the name of Bashar Assad in Syria, and then equated what they do to what the United States has done?

When the tsunami occurred in the Indian Ocean in 2004, and hundreds of people were killed, thousands displaced and devastated, it was the United States that came to the rescue; taking the vanguard of nations that responded. Our humanitarian workers, military, and rescue crews descended on the area to help them.

When the Bam earthquake occurred in 2003, the United States again took point in sending relief and rescue workers to our enemy in an effort to help them. Governor Romney, that says a great deal about the United States and the humanitarian efforts that we undertake.

We feed the world from our farms. We send foreign aid around the globe (albeit in an irresponsible manner at times). Our military responds when disasters strike around the world to serve as rescue workers and humanitarian relief workers. They also provide the necessary security to such disaster-ravaged areas so that the victims of such catastrophes are not further victimized by thugs that might be willing to take advantage of the situation.

This is a serious mistake on his part, and it is likely to cost him dearly. I, for one, can no longer support the man that praises Hezbollah, and ignores the work of America. This sort of talk will get him eaten alive by those on the Left. Those on the right that have taken notice of this are already writing him off. He is not polling well overall, and despite the funds he is raising, this is the sort of statement that will have other GOP contenders sharpening the knives to take him out of the race permanently.



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