In Saturday night’s debate, the GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney reiterated the usual stump speech against Obama’s policies regarding Iran. The problem is, all of it was inaccurate.
“We have a nation, which is intent on becoming nuclear,” Romney said. “Iran has pursued their ambition without having crippling sanctions against them… And he’s failed to put together a plan to show Iran that we have the capacity to remove them militarily from their plans to have nuclear weaponry. Look, this is a failed presidency.”
The truth is, Iran has repeatedly said they don’t want a nuclear weapon and characterized their nuclear program as entirely civilian and peaceful in nature. Numerous U.S. intelligence reports as well as the latest IAEA report have reinforced that claim, finding no evidence of an active weapons program.
As to the issue of sanctions, Romney is very clearly lying. As he and everybody else knows, Iran in fact does have crippling sanctions imposed on them. President Obama has supported, and Congress has passed, a number of harsh sanctions on Iran, the latest of which target Iran’s oil and banking sectors and which are already having harmful effects on their economy.
With regard to showing Iran that we have the capacity to deter them and their nuclear program militarily, surely Romney knows better. The Obama administration is engaging in a covert war against Iran, which includes cyber-warfare, commercial sabotage, targeted assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists, support for Iranian terrorists aiming to undermine the regime, a vast espionage apparatus, and naval provocations in the Persian Gulf.
5 thoughts on “In GOP Debate, Romney Reiterates Lies on Iran”
I didn't watch the so-called debate…so, did the moderator stop Romney and point out that what he was saying was incorrect? My bet is that didn't happen. If these idiots are not called out every time they "misspeak" then is there any wonder the "electorate" is ignorant?
Make these SOBs defend what they say!!!
That's called 'Acting Presidental'. Romney is clearly trying to show he's a world-class liar. After Clinton/Dubya/Obama, that's obviously the main qualification to be President. Gotta show the big-money boys that you can lie with the best of them if you want the job.
Misspeaking? This Is the National narrative. This is what the American electorate, or a large part of it, want to hear. The rest of the electorate don't count.
Some pretty interesting information from Press TV (Iran). The US has been trying to arm twist a lot of countries into not buying Iranian crude. The Koreans have turned downthe US and it appears Japan will do likewise.
I find it so interesting that:
1) anyone disagreeing with republicans is called "Hitler" 2) prominent republican hawks (Romney, Santorum, Gingrich) did not served in the miliary. http://www.awolbush.com/whoserved.html
Ron Paul said concerning the terrorist attacks of 9/11: "took place only because of U.S. aggression and military actions". That is a true statement. "Patriots" and neoconservatives do not like the truth when it sounds like a slur on the "good" name of the U.S. Our foreign enemies are more cognizant of history than most Americans.
America developed from: the theft of the land from, and persecution of, the Natives; kidnapping, enslavement, persecution and segregation of Negroes; absconding Southwest lands (TX, AR, NM, CA) from Mexico.
During WWII, Japanese-Americans (not German-Americans or Italian-Americans) were forced into internment camps.
The U.S. occupies foreign lands (empire-building).
Recently, a new military base in Australia marks change in US military strategy away from Europe, and towards a new threat: Asia.
The Arabs have something that the U.S. wants: O I L !
No wonder they (especially, non-Caucasians) fear and attack us!
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