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APN Calls on Romney to Repudiate Anti-Israel Comments

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- 2434 days ago -
"We call on GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney to repudiate his statements suggesting that peace is not possible and that therefore the U.S. should 'kick the ball down the field and hope that ultimately, somehow, something will happen and resolve..."


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Helen P (39)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 3:53 pm
the U.S. should 'kick the ball down the field and hope that ultimately, somehow, something will happen and resolve..."

Is this how he plans to deal with every major problem that faces the president.

At least he is letting us know his policies. Don't help the people of America who deserve that help. When a problem comes up, kick it down the field and hope

Is this guy for real?

The mode of self destruction seems to be growing stronger every day. Let's honor his heroic efforts to lose the presidential race.


Helen P (39)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 3:57 pm
Furthermore, I think when Obama is re-elected (dang) he should host a dinner honoring the guy who got him re-elected.....Romney

Shelly P (213)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 7:16 pm
ROMNEY is not only a threat to USA National security, He would get us "NUKED"!!...and Romney's adgenda, for running for the President, is ONLY for the Koch brother's Adgenda and their "One World Order" dictated by them, under the guise of MANY COUNTRY'S LEADERS!!..just like Hitler..THE KOCH BROTHERS ARE THE JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY...., just.... , this is 2012, and they and WE ARE NOT DUMB!!

Debbie H (115)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 8:17 pm
Kick the ball down the field, eh? That's your feckin' foreign policy, is it, Mr. Romney? You foolish, foolish man...You just keep digging that political grave of yours deeper and deeper and stick that foot of yours further and further down your throat, don't you? Tsk...Tsk...Tsk....

Debbie H (115)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 8:27 pm
I've got to agree with Zee here....Is the man deliberately trying to sabotage himself? If so, he's been doing a brilliant job of it lately. Kick the ball down the field and hope something will happen....Gawd....

Alexandra R (180)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 11:25 pm
OMG! Is he dumb or crazy, or is this a deliberate policy?

Esther Z (94)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 11:55 pm
Well, isn't "kicking the ball down the field" pretty much a Libertarian view? Armed neutrality would need to be added to the long list of schizophrenic world views Romney has in his bag of tricks.

Madhura Deshmukh (1)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 5:37 am
An anti Isreal statement of peace is like Quran modified so it should be a peace in the wings of feather.Romney should look into the peace as a new religion revised.

Ioannes J (1)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 6:51 am
Romney kick the ball code name let my 1% buddies run the country for me while I sit in White house as toll collector. I used "Tax payer dough for family field trip as bonus benefit. Plane for own business. Sweet life of being President if elected. That's Mitt Romney and Anne dream. LOL

Pamylle G (458)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 6:53 am
The reason he doesn't think "peace" is possible or support a two-nation settlement of the matter is because he wants Israel to have the whole kit & kaboodle.

Let us not forget that the Christian Dominionist bent of the Right Wing is based on an apocalyptic view of Israel - they want the Jews to be in place for the "End of Days" (some allies!). That's the sub-text, and it's tragically absurd as Foreign Policy.

Beth S (330)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 7:52 am
Anything from Americans for Peace Now is automatically suspect in regard to being pro-Israel. This is just another red herring.

Gillian M (218)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 8:13 am
It seems to me that Romney is clear that the 2-state solution is unlikely to work.

Israel was all for it but Abbas and other Palestinians refuse to recognise Israel as a Jewish state nor the right to exist. It is rather difficult to negotiate for peace with someone who wants to destroy you and the rest of the world agreeing with this stance. Romney understands this but it is apparent that the commenters don't.

I would remind you that Arafat was offered some 95% of his demands yet he refused to accept them. Why Israel is always to blame when they agree to demands and do negotiate in good faith when it is obvious that the Palestinian leaders do not not will the terrorist groups, including these same leaders, clearly state their desire to destroy Israel?

Tommy S (11)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 9:08 am
Perhaps Romney is listening to islam and not dhimbos-- Here are a few clues

Hamas..."Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it ..."
There is no solution for the Palestine question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors.

"Muslims must educate their children to Jihad and to hatred of the Jews, the Christians, and the infidels."-- Saudi preacher Sheikh Muhammad Saleh Al-Munajjid

"At the end of the day, innocent people, when we say innocent people we mean Muslims...if you are non-Muslim then you are guilty... I must have hatred toward everything not-Islam."-- Imam Anjem Choudary

"Jerusalem belongs to us, and the whole world belongs to us!"-- Shaykh Safwat Hegazy, Egyptian member of the Muslim Brotherhood in a recent video threatened all non-Muslims

"If they (Jews) all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide."-- Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General of Lebanon's Hezbollah (or "Party of God"), Daily Star, 23 October 2002

"As far as the matters of religion are concerned we know for sure that only Islam is the true religion in the eyes of God. In 3:85 it is mentioned that God will never accept any religion other than Islam. As far as the building of churches or temples is concerned, how can we allow this when their religion is wrong? And when worship is also wrong? Thus we will surely not allow such wrong things in our country."
-- Dr. Zakir Naik, Islamic speaker and writer on the subject of Islam

"If the West wants to have peace, then they have to accept Islamic rule."-- Abu Bakar Bashir, Muslim Cleric from Indonesia

"What makes Allah happy? Allah is happy when non-Muslims get killed."-- Abu Hamza al-Masn, former leader of Supporters of Shariah

"There is no solution to the conflict except with the disappearance of Israel."
-- Hassan Nasrallah, Leader of Hezbollah


jan b (5)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 10:55 am
Romney has made enough enemies lately in the USA ( namely the 47% comment ). He ought to lay-off the middle east cause someone over there might be mistaken about Romney being important...when he's just a wanna-be.

. (0)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 11:49 am
The one thing Romney did not say to strengthen his statement is, the Palestinians do not recognize the State of Israel. Until this happens, no, there cannot be a Palestinian state. How could there be?
Yet, over 3 million Palestinians live, work in Israel, the extremists make fundamental peace talks impossible.

Gillian M (218)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 12:27 pm
Allan, don't forget that Hezbollah are interfering with Palestinians working for Israelis not caring if they starve as they have no income.

Ray M (0)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 12:49 pm
Don'tcha know this so-called Christian Mormon doesn't know what the word apologize means?

Phil P (94)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 1:03 pm
"kick the can down the road" on the Middle East and everything else. Shows he wants the "position" but doesn't want to step up to do the "JOB".

Jan F (15)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 1:39 pm
No offense to Americans who aren't retarded... but Americans are retarded.

Morgan McDowell (4)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 1:39 pm
I bet you if he were president, he would still bicker with Bibi!

Bibi has never been very diplomatic with any world leader that I can think of!

Fred K (34)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 1:58 pm
The impediment to peace is the mujadeen and their attempt at 'sharia law'. Exterminate those sub human scum and the rest of the Arabs are more likely to settle for peaceful co-existence, settling their difference in FIFA style instead of through force of arms.

Fred H (31)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 2:10 pm
There was nothing to repudiate, nothing anti-Israeli, in Romney's observations. What's most sad is how many people read a critic's perspective ("kick the ball downfield") and reflexively concluded that this, in fact, is Romney's policy.

Alexander W (53)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 3:00 pm
WHY Palestinian Arabs will got for peace, when:
1. Palestinian Arabs make World Best Paid Refugees, entitled to pass this title to their children and grandchildren - with UN paying for everything - 1 Billion a year;
2. Palestinian Arabs get direct extra financial aid from US and EU taxpayers - more than another 1 BILLION a year;
3. Presidents who want to get some popularity in the Arab world give them extra $$$.

To make peace with Israel means giving away all that and for what? To say, that Caliphate is not possible, that "The whole of Palestine won't be liberated", that "Jews, and not only Arabs, belongs to the Middle East"? Then Druze, Azeris, Kurds will see an example of nation getting its own state and will fight Arab countries even harder?

No fools there. Good that Romney got it so fast.

Marilyn L (107)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 4:45 pm
If one want a President of the United States to be a ignorant fool, look no further than Mitt Romney.

Cam V (417)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 6:16 pm
Romney has always been clear that he stands with Israel and as President will do the same. Nothing to apologize for here. He's right. Until the Palestinians stop allowing themselves to be the useful tools of the Jew hating Muslim brotherhood nothing will change in the middle east.

Judy C (91)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 7:07 pm
If Romney would win, it would be like the bad old days of Bush II, when the U.S. was represented by an embarrassing, belligerent dolt.

Gloria H (88)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 7:10 pm
I would say he got his foot stuck in the can and is walking around with it. He sure knows how to make friends and influence people, doesn't he?

Colleen L (3)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 11:20 pm
Something about this guy just gives me the creeps... he just continues to put his foot into his mouth. Thanks Nancy

patrica and edw j (190)
Monday September 24, 2012, 2:18 am
Romney may not be the sharpest pencil in the box - but we have always thought - and still do - that he has Israel's interests at heart.

Carol H (229)
Monday September 24, 2012, 7:46 am
noted, thanks Nancy. he just leaves me at a loss for words!!!

Michelle G (3)
Monday September 24, 2012, 9:07 am
I agree that Romney was irresponsible in suggesting what he did. But, that the comment about the Palestinians never wanting peace, because of political reason seemed much more glaring an insult to me. I think that the people living in Palestine right now under the conditions that they are in, would sorely disagree. I am also astounded by this being only about Jewish people, once again. Like they are the only ones that matter in this situation. If that glaring inequality doesn't change, nothing over there ever will.

Past Member (0)
Monday September 24, 2012, 11:28 am
Noted. Thank you Nancy

Alexander W (53)
Monday September 24, 2012, 12:05 pm
Nobody could mess up the Middle East more, than Obama did. He was just a disaster for pro-democracy forces. Just look at what he did with his naive and self-assuring "Yes we can".

Cindy Black (61)
Monday September 24, 2012, 10:27 pm
Nuthin' wrong with Romney except that he'll turn the 99% vs. the 1% into the 99.9% vs. the .1% pretty damn fast.......that he'll have the world boiling, polluted and laid waste twice as fast as it's getting there already...... and that we'll be in the next great world war (Muslims vs. The West) twice as fast as we would otherwise.

Nope, nuthiin wrong with Romney except those 3 little things. And the fact that he lies through his teeth twice as readily a the average politician.

On the plus side, he dislikes China. Fabulous, but way insufficient.

Cindy Black (61)
Monday September 24, 2012, 10:42 pm
After hitting "submit," I saw Mr. Bob Algeron's comment re how "nobody could mess up the Middle East more than Obama did."

Mr. Algeron, it was GEORGE W BUSH and his handlers who did this, NOT Obama! Bush started the Afghanistan war when it was really just one guy and his well-paid lackeys who perpetrated 9/11; diplomacy would've been FAR better than "gunfight at the OK corral," but NOOOO... he had to do something to offset his ittybitty weenie...

Then he started the Iraq war based on pure lies, only wanting to get the oil hegemony. He INSULTED both countries by not figuring their culture(s) were even worth a little homework first, figuring the stupid ragheads would bow down crying "yay, Democracy!" if he just blew their leaders away. SO WRONG. He got us totally trapped in the tightening vicious circles of a conflict we could not possibly "win" (which we didn't) without doing dire damage to innocent life, limb and property and becoming increasingly hated by everyone over there. He paved the way for everyone who hated America to get their feet in the doors and pry them wide open from there. I KNEW EVERY SINGLE BIT OF THIS WAS COMING, AND I HAVE WRITTEN EXTENSIVELY ABOUT IT FOR MANY YEARS!!! GEORGE W. BUSH IS GONNA GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS THE MAN WHO SINGLEHANDEDLY (him and his trainers/handlers) ENDED WESTERN CIVILIZATION AS WE KNOW (KNEW) IT.

HOW DARE you try to blame this mess on Obama!!!!!!!! What ferkin' nerve.

Stephen B (23)
Monday September 24, 2012, 11:04 pm
The trouble is that Romney was right: Under current conditions, there is nothing the U.S. can do, or can influence others to do, which would lead to peace. Just to be clear, there are no conditions for a two-state solution which are acceptable to both armed Palestinian groups (the ones who would actually make peace) and Israelis.

Independently of that, Palestinian leaders have no incentive whatsoever to seek peace. As matters stand, they can rally support by opposing Israel and silence dissent by blaming it for all of the Palestinians' problems. They also stand to lose very little by maintaining the conflict: Whenever Israel comes anywhere close to actually defeating one of the militias linked to any of the Palestinian political parties which spoil the peace-process, Europeans and other members of the international community prevent it from following through and defeating them. Even if the differences in approach to conflict-resolution were resolved, the so-called "peace activists" throughout the Western world would continue to prolong the conflict.

Alexander W (53)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 6:30 am
Cindy, Taleban was in charge of Afganistan then, and Saddam was in charge of Iraq.

The world became a better place without Taleban and Saddam in charge anymore, thanks to Bush.

Barrack Hussein let Islamists to take over the whole Middle East and, in essence, threw all US allies under the bus.

Cindy Black (61)
Friday September 28, 2012, 11:37 pm
Better place? BETTER PLACE??! Before Bush, we had little to none of this bombing everywhere... bombing in Bali, bombing in India, bombing all over the globe.... HOW CAN ANYONE WHO EVEN BARELY KEEPS UP WITH NEWS AND CURRENT EVENTS SAY THE WORLD IS A BETTER PLACE NOW??!! In fact it is much, much, much more dangerous everywhere and in every way. It's a well-known fact that America's avoidable and ill-starred adventures in the Middle East did more to foment new hatred of us -- did more to get the "fence sitters" off that fence and actively doing stuff against America -- than anything else in recent history.

HOW MANY PEOPLE IN THE KNOW have directly referred to Bush's horrible decisions as "the worst tactical/political blunder of the century?!" Certainly more learned minds than mine.
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