December 30, 2007

Romney and facts: total strangers

The lying bunker mentality of Willard 'Waffles' Romney:

As the countless multitudes currently seeking the presidency continue to prattle on endlessly about a wide variety of topics, casual observers soon lose the capacity to distinguish the occasional, factual statement from the inane blather. However, former Massachusetts governor and current GOP presidential candidate wannabe Mitt Romney utters statements so outrageous that they make one sit up and take notice. In a single speech in Humbolt, Iowa he showed his ignorance, his inexplicable clasping at President Bush's tattered coattails and, most importantly, his dangerousness. [...]

This is the man that would be president: one who is unaware of recent historical realities; who is willing to twist facts in the apparent hope that the U.S. voter will accept his convoluted view of events; who has previously stated his desire to double the population of the U.S. torture center known as Guantanamo. While many people were aghast when conditions there were made public, a tearful Mr. Romney said this: "I am glad [detainees] are at Guantanamo. I don't want them on our soil. I want them on Guantanamo, where they don't get the access to lawyers they get when they're on our soil. I don't want them in our prisons, I want them there. Some people have said we ought to close Guantanamo. My view is we ought to double Guantanamo."

So much for due process, another trifling principle Mr. Romney dismisses.

A Romney presidency would bring continued, endless war; further erosion of basic civil rights; greater intolerance and increased polarization of U.S. society. The U.S. government will continue to be a pariah on the world stage, feared by it's own citizens and hated abroad. While few of the political actors currently strutting across that stage have the potential to demonstrate real leadership (Congressmen Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul being notable, possible exceptions), in a lesser-of-several-evils evaluation, Mr. Romney does not come out even close to the top. His continued warlike rhetoric, his disdain for human rights and his striking inability to see facts make him a danger to the nation and the world.

-- peace activist Robert Fantina.

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