On Day Before Veterans Day, Mitt Romney Said He Wants To Prepare America For War Against Iran
As we honor our military veterans throughout the day today, Mitt Romney is preparing for war against Iran. In a Thursday commentary in the Wall Street Journal, Romney accused President Obama of being too weak against Iran and said he would prepare America to go to war with the Islamic nation.
Romney said he would increase military aid to Israel and send carrier battle groups to the Persian Gulf in order to back up diplomacy “with a very real and very credible military option. These actions will send an unequivocal signal to Iran that the United States, acting in concert with allies, will never permit Iran to obtain nuclear weapons. ‘Si vis pacem, para bellum.’ That is a Latin phrase, but the ayatollahs will have no trouble understanding its meaning from a Romney administration: If you want peace, prepare for war.”
America has fought two costly and bloody wars for a decade now. Trillions of dollars have been spent, resulting in a defense budget that is by far the largest in the world. America has also lost the lives of thousands of young men and women. And just as America begins to draw down towards an end to both wars, The Republican Party and Mitt Romney want to prepare for another. War with Iran would be far costlier and bloodier. Romney made these comments as tensions rise between Israel and Iran. America is not ready for another war. Americans are war weary and our domestic programs are being weakened because of the debt the wars have left us.
If Romney were to become President, it would only be a matter of time before the Republican Party and their corporate masters take this country into yet another war. And that is something that America just cannot afford to do. It is outrageous that Romney calls for war, especially the day before we honor the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for peace.