Mitt Romney: “When I’m President of the United States, we will stand with Israel”


During tonight’s Presidential Debate in Boca Raton, FL, Mitt Romney was asked by moderator Bob Schieffer, would either of you be willing to declare that an attack on Israel is an attack on the United States? Romney’s response was … “When I’m President of the United States, we will stand with Israel”

Transcript of debate (CNN):

ROMNEY: Well, first of all, I want to underscore the same point the president mad,e which is that if I’m President of the United States, when I’m President of the United States, we will stand with Israel.

And if Israel is attacked, we have their back, not just diplomatically, not just culturally, but militarily. That’s number one.

Number two, with regards to Iran and the threat of Iran, there’s no question but that a nuclear Iran, a nuclear-capable Iran is unacceptable to America. It presents a threat not only to our friends but ultimately a threat to us to have Iran have nuclear material, nuclear weapons that could be used against us or used to be threatening to us.

The Gateway Pundit reminds us that Obama’s comments tonight rang a little hollow when it came to Israel. Obama also said he was with Israel; however, when he had his chance to put up or shut up, Obama failed. How soon Obama forgets that he invited Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi to meet with him in New York at the UN, but he blew off Israeli PM Netanyahu.

Another power moment for Romney during the debate was when he KO’d the president with Obama’s apology tour.

Number two, Mr. President, the reason I call it an apology tour is because you went to the Middle East and you flew to Egypt and to Saudi Arabia and to Turkey and Iraq. And by the way, you skipped Israel, our closest friend in the region, but you went to the other nations.

And by the way, they noticed that you skipped Israel. And then in those nations, and on Arabic TV, you said that America had been dismissive and derisive. You said that on occasion America had dictated to other nations.

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  • Comments

    13 Responses to “Mitt Romney: “When I’m President of the United States, we will stand with Israel””

    1. rightknight on October 22nd, 2012 11:53 pm

      Dreams from my father writer: ” I will stand with my muslim brothers when the political winds blow unfavorably in their direction”…Barack H. Obama

    2. Rick Cain on October 23rd, 2012 3:18 am

      “I want to thank you, Mr. President, for standing with Israel and supporting peace,”
      - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. United Nations, 2011

      “I can hardly remember a better period of American support and backing, and Israeli cooperation and similar strategic understanding of events around us, than what we have right now.”

      - Israeli Defense Minister Ehoud Barak, Fox News Interview 2011

      SM: Yea, I am sure Benjamin Netanyahu feels that way today as he was publicly blown off by Obama by refusing to meet with him. News flash its 2012.

      Mr. President, the reason I call it an apology tour is because you went to the Middle East and you flew to Egypt and to Saudi Arabia and to Turkey and Iraq. And by the way, you skipped Israel, our closest friend in the region, but you went to the other nations.

      And by the way, they noticed that you skipped Israel.

    3. Tamikosmom on October 23rd, 2012 11:02 am

      Genesis 12: 1-3

      The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”

    4. Tamikosmom on October 23rd, 2012 11:07 am

      Netanyahu appears in conservative political ad airing in Florida
      Published September 20, 2012

    5. Tamikosmom on October 23rd, 2012 11:13 am

      US ‘has no moral right to prevent Israel acting against Iran’
      8:42PM BST 11 Sep 2012

      Mr Netanyahu wants America to lay down clear “red lines” beyond which Iran would risk war by pressing on with its nuclear ambitions. He fears that Iran is successfully playing for time while the nuclear programme advances. In response, Mr Netanyahu is pressing Washington to impose a deadline on diplomatic efforts to resolve the confrontation.

      Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, appeared to turn him down on Monday, saying publicly that America was “not setting deadlines for Iran”.

      Mr Netanyahu delivered a caustic response yesterday, saying that under these circumstances, no one could expect Israel to remain patient. “The world tells Israel to wait because there is still time,” said Mr Netanyahu. “And I ask: wait for what? Until when? Those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before Iran don’t have a moral right to place a red light before Israel.”

    6. Tamikosmom on October 23rd, 2012 11:17 am

      When Iran “wipes Israel off the map” … the United States is next. What part of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s 2008 warning did President Bush not comprehend? What part of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s 2008 warning does Barack Obama not comprehend.
      Ahmadinejad Calls U.S. ‘Satanic,’ Israel ‘About to Die’
      Monday, June 02, 2008

      Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad predicted that Muslims would uproot “satanic powers” and reaffirmed his prediction that the Jewish state will soon be wiped off the map, the Agence France-Presse news agency reported Monday.

      “I must announce that the Zionist regime (Israel), with a 60-year record of genocide, plunder, invasion and betrayal is about to die and will soon be erased from the geographical scene,” Ahmadinejad said.

      “Today, the time for the fall of the satanic power of the United States has come and the countdown to the annihilation of the emperor of power and wealth has started,” the hard-line president said.

      The White House immediately DISMISSED Ahmadinejad’s latest attack on Israel and accused him of “total disregard” for the Iranian people’s needs and beliefs.,2933,361705,00.html

    7. PublicEnemy2u on October 23rd, 2012 12:13 pm

      As Mitt said, “It’s money borrowed from China” to give to Israel. What can we cut to be of more help to Israel, food stamps? education? How many dreadnoughts would $115 billion buy, how many bayonets?

      Israel is the largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign assistance since World War II. To date,the United States has provided Israel $115 billion in bilateral assistance

    8. leader on October 23rd, 2012 2:54 pm

      Mitt Romney should be doing a walk of shame today, after reversing most of his irresponsible, hawkish foreign policy statements from the last year just to have a hot night with undecided female voters in the final debate. How does he live with himself?

    9. leader on October 23rd, 2012 2:57 pm

      In what new realm of cynicism is it the right thing to hide your real policies in order to become president?

    10. Tamikosmom on October 23rd, 2012 6:15 pm

      9. leader

      Barack Obama did it in 2008 to gain the conservative vote.

    11. Tamikosmom on October 23rd, 2012 6:16 pm


      ISRAEL – 2008

      Obama surprise: Says Jerusalem will remain undivided
      Thursday, June 05, 2008

      Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama asssured American Jews that he would not allow Iran to acquire nuclear arms, and that Jerusalem would remain the undivided capital of Israel, a surprisingly tough stance.

      “Let me be clear, Israel’s security is sacrosanct. It is non-negotiable. The Palestinians need a state that is contiguous and cohesive, and that allows them to prosper,” Obama said. “But any agreement with the Palestinian people must preserve Israel’s identity as a Jewish state, with secure, recognized and defensible borders. Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.”

      ISRAEL – 2011

      Obama calls for Israel’s return to pre-1967 borders
      May 19, 2011

      A day before the arrival in Washington of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, Mr. Obama declared that the prevailing borders before the 1967 Arab-Israeli war — adjusted to some degree to account for Israeli settlements in the West Bank — should be the basis of a deal.

      Mr. Obama’s statement represented a subtle, but significant shift, in American policy

      The Israeli government immediately protested, saying that for Israel to return to its pre-1967 borders would leave it “indefensible.”

    12. Tamikosmom on October 23rd, 2012 6:22 pm



      Nov 1 2008 9:22 PM EDT 28,841
      Barack Obama Answers Your Questions About Gay Marriage

      “I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage.”


      President Obama Affirms His Support for Same Sex Marriage
      Wed, May 9, 2012 2:32 PM EDT

      “I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married,”

    13. fiz on October 24th, 2012 8:03 am

      hahah so you show things that he changed his opinion in 3 or 4 years.
      Romney changes his opinion more often then you change your socks or underwear

      just last week. he told us his health program WOULD include pre existing conditions…..It only took his campaign 1 hour to say that was not truth

      an lets talk about the auto bailout…..He specifically said the govt SHOULD NOT help…..GM and Chrysler would be gone.

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