posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 03:18 AM
Yet another "gaffe," which is political soft talk for ignorance on a subject, from Mitt's secretly recorded fundraiser or "the Night of One Thousand
Gaffe's." In an apparent attempt to fear monger over Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program Mitt Romney illustrated he does not understand what a
dirty bomb is. He explained a far fetched scenario in which Iran gives fissile material to Hezbollah, which they in turn use in a dirty bomb that they
bring to the U.S., where they threaten with it as a bargaining chip if the U.S. looks toward Iran.. or something like that. Just fear mongering at
it's finest if you don't pay attention to the details.
If I were Iran, if I were Iran—a crazed fanatic, I'd say let's get a little fissile material to Hezbollah, have them carry it to Chicago or some
other place, and then if anything goes wrong, or America starts acting up, we'll just say, "Guess what? Unless you stand down, why, we're going to let
off a dirty bomb." I mean this is where we have—where America could be held up and blackmailed by Iran, by the mullahs, by crazy people. So we
really don't have any option but to keep Iran from having a nuclear weapon.
What Mitt apparently didn't know is that fissile material isn't required in a "dirty bomb." Iran wouldn't need a nuclear weapons program to create
one. Those type of bombs only require nuclear material, medical waste or energy waste would suffice, and since their energy program isn't in question
the weapons program would not be needed. Iran has had a nuclear energy program for 30 years or so, and so have always had the means. It could be
easily argued that a country wouldn't even need a nuclear energy program to create one.
So it turns out to be an elaborate Mitt fantasy to add a little fear mongering into the night where he called half of Americans mooches, and said much
worse about Palestinians. Seems like the only time Romney isn't saying something stupid to the people (or slimy to his rich folk) is when his foot is
lodged in his mouth.
My personal opinion is that, despite agreeing that Iran is run by nuts, they aren't anymore of a threat than Iraq was before we invaded. I just can't
believe we are being pitched the same story a second time in less than a decade. Can we really afford another WMD hunt? This time we are hearing
claims of intention to create theem (at least this time they won't have to admit they aren't there, we already know that). I am with Dr. Paul here,
let's get out and take our aid with us (including Israel's). We will be less hated and save money. As for Romney he has shown so many dark sides and
ignorance (whether real or strategic) that he has the makings of a terrible leader. He seems dangerous to me.
Source: Boing Boing
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