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Romney's New Ad on Jihadism

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, says in a new television ad that "violent, radical Islamic fundamentalism" is "this century's nightmare, Jihadism."

The ad, which begins running in Iowa today, describes a scary future in which terrorists attempt to "unite the world under a single Jihadist caliphate."

As president, Romney pledges, he will increase the military by 100,000 soldiers, monitor terrorist calls into and out of the United States and stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons.

In features Romney speaking directly to the camera. The ad can be seen on YouTube.

--Michael D. Shear

By Washington Post Editor  |  October 12, 2007; 4:25 PM ET
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Chaotician beat me to it. Radical Christian fundamentalism's intrusion into American politics allowed the Bush crime family to exploit the 9/11 attacks and strip the civil liberties of Americans and allow the unconstitutional consolidation of power. Sounds like the Romney's want a piece of the action. Perpetual war, maintenance of power. Sounds simple enough.

Posted by: thebobbob | October 15, 2007 1:14 AM | Report abuse

The real nightmare is the Christian Evangelical cult; their evil mindless support for right wing Fascists; their evil mindless support for sexual hypocrites; their evil mindless support for embryoes while allowing the killing of thousands of real humans; their evil mindless support for their multi-millionaire leaders while ignoring the poor, the sick, and the most needy in our society!

Posted by: Chaotician | October 14, 2007 8:40 AM | Report abuse

Mitt Romney wants you to be afraid, very afraid of people whose religion is based on a doctrine most people don't understand (or want to bother trying to understand), whose adherents come from a part of the world WASPs have viewed as ripe for colonization and exploitation, whose cultural history is easily demonized.

Here's the recipe: take a country with a questionable (at best) history of fair play in the Middle East, add September 11, throw in scary sounding words like "caliphate" and Jihad and Islamacists, add more September 11 rhetoric, dump in "terror" and "global war on terror" and "terrorists" along with more September 11. Heat it all up with lots of war threats, and a little Toby Keith ("boot in your ass") tough talk, raise the color-coded terror threat level to orange, add some nuke 'em all threats, and more scary words. Have an empty suit spout it all on camera, while his lawyers huddle in conference nearby. Have him promise to increase the military by 100,000 men and women while his five non-serving, but military-service aged sons galavant across the Iowa countryside, too busy serving their dad to serve their country.

Be afraid, be very afraid. But not of Jihad. Be afraid of Romney.

Posted by: jade7243 | October 13, 2007 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Muslims Against Sharia commend Governor Romney for clearly defining the enemy and standing up to Islamist lobby and PC establishment.

Link to video

Posted by: info | October 13, 2007 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Ah, well, Romney is obviously trying hard to convince most likely conservative voters that he is more hawkish than the Bush-Cheney- neocon clique. Not different from Giuliani,McCain, and the rest of the look-alike Republican line-up with the exception of Representative Paul.
In short, the viable Republican candidates for the presidential nomination of their party continue and perhaps intensify the scare tactic of the Bush administration for their own political advantages.
Note, that the White House released its latest National Strategy for Homeland Security with the stern warning of Al Qaeda's threat to the American homeland was published just in time to push Congress to agree to more eavesdropping authority for the NSA. 9/11 continues to be exploited--not only when another anniversary comes around.
See also,
http://www.reflectivepundit.com/reflectivepundit/2007/09/911-anniversary.html
http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/homeland/nshs/2007/index.html

Posted by: bn1123 | October 12, 2007 9:36 PM | Report abuse

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