Every voter need to be aware, of what's going on with Willard Mitt Romney and his apparently obsessive determination to start a war with Iran.
Romney was asked about the Fly/Kristol article on Face the Nation on Sunday. He responded:
I can assure you if I'm President, the Iranians will have no question but that I would be willing to take military action, if necessary, to prevent them from becoming a nuclear threat to the world. I don't believe at this stage, therefore, if I'm President, that we need to have war powers approval or a special authorization for military force. The President has that capacity now.
It's worth pausing a moment to consider the magnitude of this statement. Romney is saying that he doesn't need Congressional approval for a US attack on Iran. Notes Andrew Sullivan: "Remember that this was Cheney's position vis-a-vis Iraq. Bush over-ruled him. Romney is to the neocon right of George W. Bush in foreign affairs." He's also to the right of Bill Kristol, which is no small feat.
The article also notes that many neocowards think that John Bolton would make a just dandy Secretary of State in a Romney administration.
Even Mossad, the Israeli version of the CIA, admits that Iran is not developing nuclear weapons.
Many contemporary U.S. conservatives want war. They live in craven, whimpering fear, see war as politically beneficial to them, and as a boon for their allies in war-profiteering industries, who can then continue to generously fund the right wingnut welfare propaganda mills that keep them employed. Many also believe - and this is literally insane - that if they're just allowed to do a U.S. "military intervention" in the Middle East the "right" way, it will all work out wonderfully, this time; the Islamic hordes will be brought to heel, the world will be made safe for American corporatism, and, most important of all, everybody will have to admit that they were right all along, and bow to their greatness. These demented sickos really are that f**ked up.
This has to be stopped.