During the debate last night, Mitt Romeny flatly refused to answer a question posed to him about Israel.
During last night's debate, when Mitt Romney was asked the following question by Mr. Schieffer:
What if — what if the prime minister of Israel called you on the phone and said: Our bombers are on the way. We’re going to bomb Iran. What do you say?
Bob, let’s not go into hypotheticals of that nature. Our relationship with Israel, my relationship with the prime minister of Israel is such that we would not get a call saying our bombers are on the way or their fighters are on the way. This is the kind of thing that would have been discussed and thoroughly evaluated well before that kind of action.
Hypotheticals? What, exactly, does he think the nature of a president's job is? Part of the job of the POTUS is to deal with all kinds of hypothetical situations so that in the event one comes true, he and his advisors will have a plan for action. It's interesting that Romney doesn't like dealing with hypothetical situations when it comes to Israel, because somehow, he's able handle them when it comes to Iran and China. He has no problem imagining the hypothetical situation that Iran might become a nuclear power; he has no problem imagining the hypothetical situation of using nukes against Israel (knowing full well they'd be committing mass suicide); but somehow he cannot imagine a situation where Israel might finally do what they've said they might do all along - attack Iran.
Being president means having plans for all possible situations. Either he can handle the job and all of the hypothetical situations for which he will have to be prepared or he can not. Angrily refusing to answer the question strongly suggests that Mitt Romney can not handle it.
The cold, hard reality is that Israel very well might do what it has said it may do; attacking Iran in the near future to stop them from becoming a nuclear power. We need a president that can outline a plan in case that situation does occur; we need a president who is not afraid to say whether he would join in a fight against Iran or not. He told president Obama that Israel "noticed" when he didn't travel to their country to campaign during this election season. Well, if they noticed that a sitting president of the USA didn't travel to their country simply to campaign, don't you think they noticed that Mitt Romney could not bring himself to say whether he would back Israel or not?