Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Chait Comment 3 Duty To Shoot Fish in Barrel Calls

Obama vs. Romney on Iran
By Jonathan Chait


Romney said Obama’s “policy of engagement” with Iran has given the country’s leaders time to further develop its nuclear program and the impression that the United States won’t stop the government from continuing it.
“This president not only dawdled in imposing crippling sanctions, he has opposed them,” he said. “Hope is not a foreign policy. The only thing respected by thugs and tyrants is our resolve, backed by our power and our readiness to use it.”


You don't quite mention the fact that Romney's entire argument is based on a lie. Obama has managed to convince the world community to impose crippling sanctions on Iraq. This is like Romney's argument that Obama's auto bailout was all wrong and there should have been a managed bankruptcy just like Obama's bailout and his central argument that Obamacare is a mistake and we should have Romneycare which is the same except not paid for.

He just lied and claimed Obama's policy is to engage Iran (totally false) and not impose crippling sanctions (as Obama has).

Look, I understand that shooting fish in a barrel does not exercise your outstanding intellect (no snark there I wouldn't dare get in a snarkfight with you). But the fish in a barrel might be President of the USA next year and pointing out again and again that Romney is a shameless liar who has to lie because he has no reality based case to make is necessary.

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