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Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Compare and contrast: Romney in Israel 2012 v. Obama in Israel 2008

I am sure that many of you recall that candidate Barack Hussein Obama visited Israel in 2008 as part of his Presidential campaign. Unlike Romney's plans, Obama did meet with 'moderate' 'Palestinian' President Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen. In fact, the report on Obama's plans for 2008 doesn't even mention Salam Fayyad, with whom Romney plans to meet as a 'Palestinian' representative. In fact, the only meeting Obama seemed to have was with Abu Mazen and those of his cronies who were allowed in. Maybe because the 'Palestinians' don't have an 'opposition party.

Is Romney doing the opposite of Obama on Israel? In this case, the answer appears to be yes.

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At 7:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mormon religious beliefs--that Mormons are the true church of Israel in their spiritual descent from the tribe of Ephraim and that the Patriarch Joseph foretold the coming of Joseph Smith as the true prophet of God to restore the divine order make the reliability of Romney's support for Israel highly problematic. It isn't that the doesn't support Israel--he does. But he's getting the reasons for his support, the faith of his support, from a literary mishmash which is the 19th century equivalent of Marvel Comics. Yes, if someone believes that Moses relayed a special key to the Fantastic Four to open up a magical vault that would save Israel when the great-great grandchildren of the X-Men climb the snow capped mountain of Thor to lead the sons of Judah back to their brothers--well yeah he supports Israel. In a fashion. Sort of. Until the first Israeli official starts to giggle.

At 11:33 PM, Blogger Matt said...


Or, perhaps his religious convictions have nothing to do with it - maybe he supports Israel for the same reason that most people do, that it's a decent and democratic country which upholds principles of freedom and democracy, and that it's surrounded by hostile badly governed states which are the exact opposite.


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