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Pull troops and the cut aid

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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012 9:00 am

When you hear someone like Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu making a direct appeal to American voters with respect to dealing with Iran it makes you pay attention.

Netanyahu made a direct appeal to American voters on Sunday to elect a president willing to draw a “red line” with Iran. He compared Tehran’s nuclear program to Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh and reminded Americans of the devastating repercussions of failed intelligence.

Tehran claims its nuclear program is peaceful. Netanyahu said the U.S. would be foolish to believe that, using football metaphors and citing examples of past terrorist attacks on U.S. soil to appeal to his American audience.

“It’s like Timothy McVeigh walking into a shop in Oklahoma City and saying, ‘I’d like to tend my garden. I’d like to buy some fertilizer ...’ Come on. We know that they’re working on a weapon,” Netanyahu said.

“I think that there’s a common interest of all Americans, of all political persuasions, to stop Iran,” he said. “This is a regime that is giving vent to the worst impulses that you see right now in the Middle East.”

The Prime Minister was on CNN’s “State of the Nation” and NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday telling America like it is in Iran.

We’d be well to listen.

jdm

And speaking of the Middle East, how tired are you of radical Muslims killing our people and burning our property over a movie?

There have been movies made right here in the United States that depicted Jesus in a way I didn’t approve.

But I didn’t go and burn buildings down or kill people.

Their culture is so far removed from civilization they don’t have a clue.

Just because they believe it is all right to kill U.S. citizens and soldiers doesn’t make it so.

It’s more than high time to pull out all of our troops and cut off any and all foreign aid.

If the Afghanis are going to shoot our troops, who are trying to train them, it’s over.

And why would anyone apologize for a movie instead of being up in arms about the actions that took lives and property?

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