The seemingly endless 2012 presidential campaign is somehow coming to a close. The third and final debate between the two candidates is tonight, and the election is fifteen days away.
Tonight’s arguing will be over foreign policy. And it is shocking that the Romney campaign trotted out their big supporters Sunday to tell the American voter this: it’s time for bloodshed. After you vote for strong leader Mitt Romney, The War in Iran will follow.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday blasted President Barack Obama’s administration for agreeing to discussions with Iran about the county’s nuclear program because ‘the time for talking is over.”
The New York Times reported on Sunday that Obama administration officials had said the White House had agreed in principle to one-on-one meetings with Iran, a result of efforts to pressure Tehran that began soon after Obama took office.
. . “As we talk with the Iranians, whether it’s bilaterally or unilaterally, the vice president and the president have said, ‘We will do nothing without coordinating with Israel.’ So, we’ve talked with them in Moscow, we’ve talked with them in Baghdad, they continue to enrich.”
“I think the time for talking is over,” he continued.
After years of toil and sweat, we’ve finally gotten the Iranians to come to the negotiating table. But for all their silence, we’re thoroughly talked out. Nothing else to do but start the bombing and shooting. These Senators vouch for Mitt Romney, which means you can be sure he’ll deliver.
Top Romney surrogate Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) tried to spin the news that Iran had finally agreed to hold nuclear negotiations with the U.S. as a failure on the part of the Obama administration and as an indication that Obama was willing to, “abandon our allies” in favor of Iran . .
. . Portman said that if the latest report—which the White House has marginally denied—turns out to be true, it would represent an effort by Obama to unilaterally address the situation at the expense of our partners in the region.
“If it’s accurate, it sounds like the US is taking a position where we’re likely to jettison our allies,” he said. ”The last thing we would want to do is abandon our allies in this, and to make it a one-on-one negotiation.”
Got that? If you talk to a country who may or may not be developing nuclear weapons, you’re a traitor. It would be better, and loyal as well, to do as Mitt Romney prefers — commit America’s flesh and blood to whatever Israel wants. As usual, Republican foreign policy reduces nicely: War demonstrates strong leadership. Look for plenty of that argument tonight.