The idea of being dedicated to a cause is crucial to accomplishing a feat or fulfilling a goal, and many well-meaning individuals fail because of their inability to stay on task. It is important for a nation’s leader to set clear objectives that are in the country’s best interests, and to surround themselves with advisors equally committed to the nation’s welfare. Willard Romney has earned the reputation as a man who lacks conviction based on his tendency to change positions for political expediency, and it is troubling he is unpredictable, but he has remained consistent on one issue that should be disconcerting to the American people as they decide to who will lead the country for the next four years. Besides Romney’s adherence to Draconian religious dogmata, he has consistently supported sending Americans to fight and die in foreign wars; it is the one area he is intransigent. Americans should be uneasy that Romney surrounds himself with foreign policy advisors who share his love of America at war, because without a clear understanding of foreign policy coupled with neo-cons pulling his strings, if he is elected America is doomed to perpetual war at a devastating price.
It is possible Romney loves the idea of sending other Americans to war because he has never witnessed the inhumanity of killing total strangers over ideology or religion. When Romney was in college, he protested in favor of sending other young Americans to fight and die in Viet Nam while his religious deferments allowed him to luxuriate in a palace and proselytized French people into his cult. Indeed, Romney and Mrs. Willard consider Mormon evangelizing equal to fighting for America, and they are oblivious that there is a huge difference between coming home from two years of preaching and returning from war. Perhaps that is why Willard is so keen on America at war, why he makes provocative statements toward other countries, and why he enlisted Israel’s prime minister and Bush’s war cabinet as Middle East policy advisors.
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