For a man who never wore a military uniform, Willard "Mitt" Romney sure has no qualms about promoting senseless, criminal, pre-emptive war. During his visit to Israel this weekend, Romney foreign policy advisor Dan Senor told us that Romney was ready to support a unilateral military strike by Israel against Iran: "If Israel has to take action on its own, the governor would respect that decision". What Senor, a neocon participant in the Bush administration war of revenge and conquest against Iraq, doesn't say, is that any Israeli attack on Iran would immediately draw Uncle Sam into the conflict on Israel's side. In essence, Romney, has signaled he is A-OK with Israel dragging us into a catastrophic war which would make our three trillion dollar failed Iraq war seem like a walk in the park.
Assuming that Romney is not insane, the only logical explanation is that his cynicism about winning the White House using aggressive war mongering on behalf of Israel knows no bounds. Romney wrongly believes that Jewish Americans will desert the infinitely more sensible foreign policy chops of President Obama and vote en mass for Romney November 6. Besides not being fervent supporters of an Israeli strike against Iran, Jewish Americans gave Obama 75% of their vote in 2008 because of his progressive and enlightened policies on virtually every important issue facing America. Voting for the regressive policies of the GOP and Mitt Romney is a non-starter for a clear majority.
The best we can hope for is that Romney truly does not seek an Israeli or American war against Iran, but merely wants to become President. Maybe he figures that once in the White House he can pivot and adopt the cautious Obama policies on Iran. But anyone who seeks to become a Master of War to play with our world like its his little toy, deserves to be shunned for the fool and the war criminal wannabe he is.