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Neocon Uber-Hawks Want War on Iran

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He bragged about Israel's achievements. He's allied with extremists in his government and likeminded rabbis. They "deny children the right to a basic education and women (get) relegated to the back of public buses."

"His modern government denies liberty to another nation." He "deports refugees, sending them to their deaths."

He "persecutes human rights organizations and violates academic freedom." While unjustifiably setting red lines, "one out of three Israeli children goes to sleep under the poverty line, and one out of four Israeli scientists seeks" employment opportunities elsewhere.

His preoccupation with nonexistent threats leaves vital domestic issues unaddressed. His rage for war makes peace unattainable.

Romney is his American counterpart. Both represent real existential threats. Failure to denounce their irresponsibility increases the chance for war. Preventing it is before it starts matters most. Afterwards it's too late.

Romney got Wall Street Journa l space to rant. "A New Course for the Middle East" was headlined. Committed opposition is needed against what he has in mind. So far, he's an unelected menace.

His ideas exceed what's sensible, safe, and lawful. Claiming Iran heads "full tilt toward nuclear weapons capability, all the while promising to annihilate Israel" is pure garbage he knows holds no water, but he says it anyway.

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He claimed America is "at the mercy of events rather than shaping them. We're not moving them in a direction that protects our people or our allies."

America and Israel have no threats except ones they create. Together they menace humanity. So do Romney and Netanyahu. Saying Obama "heightened the prospect of conflict and instability" is true.

Omitted is that he and other neocon uber-hawks elevate risks to a higher level. What's unthinkable they make more likely. He wants no daylight between US and Israeli policy.

He wants America marching recklessly into the same breach. He stopped short of urging war but did so through Elliott Abrams. He's Paul Ryan's foreign policy advisor. He headlined his Weekly Standard article "Time to Authorize Use of Force Against Iran." 

Both favor mass slaughter and destruction. So does Romney. He's comfortable with Abrams saying:

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"At the moment, no one is persuaded that the United States will use force to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. That situation worries Israelis and emboldens Iranians, not the outcome we want." 

"A clear statement now that is backed by the nominees of both parties and elicits widespread support in Congress would demonstrate that, whatever the election results, American policy is set."

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