"If we re-elect Barack Obama, Iran will get a nuclear weapon," he said. "If we elect Mitt Romney, Iran will not." -Mitt Romney during last night's GOP debate
Nook-uh-lur weapons! Mushrooms clouds! Booga booga!
Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice would be so proud.
The ironic thing is, President Obama is already doing everything the GOP nominees claimed they would do if they were in charge during last night's debate. A wide range of economic sanctions and diplomatic measures have been deployed against Iran in an attempt to dissuade them from pursuing advanced weaponry.
What this administration has not done is openly and irresponsibly call for war. Mitt Romney is ahead of this administration in that department, but I don't think that's something the American people agree with.
We don't want another war, and I'm fairly certain that sentiment is shared across the spectrum, otherwise Ron Paul wouldn't receive wild cheers every single time he declares that we need to bring all the troops home.
Public opinion is effectively galvanized against GOP warmongering. It's a losing issue for them going into the next election. National defense is a losing issue for them going into the next election.
Mario: Republicans Opt For War, Torture and Adopting The Chinese Communist Model
One of my neighbors spends half the year in China examining manufactured goods there for American companies who sell the stuff here, kind of quality control. My neighbor told me that if the manufacturers there can save a penny by putting 11 ball bearings into a gizmo that calls for 12, they'll go for the penny even if they understand it's likely to cause an accident in the vehicle the gizmo is in. It sounds like this mindset is what my neighbor faces every single day for every single minute of work. So if my neighbor has told me this several times, how come no one seems to have told the Pentagon? Or-- more to the point, I suspect, why hasn't the Pentagon paid attention when they were told? Why should the Pentagon care? Good question-- they spend millions of dollars buying defective products from China that endanger our military men and women in the field. Are these people fucking crazy!?!?Read the whole thing.
The investigators found that counterfeit or suspect electronic parts were installed or delivered to the military for several weapons systems, including military aircraft such as the Air Force's C-17 and the Marine Corps' CH-46 helicopter, as well as the Army's Theatre High-Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) missile defense system.
Contrary to GOP claims, the effect government regulations have on jobs is minimal, economists say. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that very few layoffs are caused primarily by stronger regulations. Last year, 0.3 percent of people who lost their jobs in layoffs were let go because of "government regulations/intervention."
Koch-Funded Scientist Who Believes In Global Warming Is Coming To Congress | Richard Muller, the contrarian physicist who led a Koch-funded study that confirmed the accuracy of temperature records smeared by "Climategate," is presenting his results at a Congressional briefing on Monday, November 14. The briefing has been organized by the ranking member of the House Natural Resources Committee, Rep Ed Markey (D-MA). Markey was the chair of the House global warming special committee, established by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and disbanded by Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). Also appearing are leading climate scientists Ben Santer, research scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and William Chameides, Dean of Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment and Vice Chair of the National Academies' Committee on America's Climate Choices.
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