January 7, 2012
A photo of a young Mitt Romney was posted on the Daily Mail site earlier this week. It shows Romney in 1966 protesting against students who had taken over Stanford University in opposition to the Vietnam War and a test to decide who at the college was draft material.
Romney and his fellow preppy counter-demonstrators supported Lyndon Johnson and the escalation of the war in Southeast Asia. In the photo, Mitt is at the far right.
Although Romney supported drafting the children of less influential families – Mitt’s dad was the governor of Michigan – he enjoyed the draft exempt status of a Mormon missionary. He went to the south of France as a missionary instead of South Vietnam.
Like Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and recent drop-out Michele Bachmann, Romney believes Iran is a serious threat and military action against the Islamic nation is not “off the table.”
Romney has stated that the Iranian leadership is the greatest immediate threat to the world since the fall of the Soviet Union, and before that, Nazi Germany.
Like his fellow candidates – with the notable exception of Ron Paul – Mitt Romney is drinking the neocon kool aid. If elected he will give a green light to attack Iran.