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Published: Friday, Sept. 28 2012 10:25 a.m. MDT

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UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

"Mitt Romney is set to speak by telephone Friday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu."

Honestly... after all that "Obama doesn't have time" mess Mitt spewed? A phone call. You mean like the ones the White House has weekly with Netanyahu's cabinet.

And what is Mitt going to tell him... I'm sure it isn't "wait until after the election and we can do something then"... because when Obama said that, well.... golly gee wiz beaver, that was headlines.

Mitt can't do anything. He doesn't yet have the mantle nor authority to commit the US to anything at this point. This is nothing more than political grandstanding for both of these two to look good for an election. No harm in it... but really?

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

Romney and Netanyahu have known each other for over 35 years when they shared an office in Boston. Bibi advises his old friend on the Middle East. A couple of weeks ago when Bibi made an unscheduled visit to the U.S. there was a chorus of GOP voices scolding Obama for not leaving the campaign trail to meet with him. Now he's back again. Quite a coincidence, to say the least.

This time, he's beating a war drum just as Romney's amateurism in foreign policy is coming unwrapped. Bibi was at the U.N. yesterday with a bomb illustration that looked like it was right out of a Tom and Jerry cartoon. A nineteenth century bomb, round and with a fuse on the top, Bibi holding it as he used a red felt pen to illustrate where the red line must be as though he was on Sesame Street instead of addressing the U.N.

I wonder what Mitt and Bibi are getting together to talk about.

VST
Bountiful, UT

BlueDevil, they are both long-time personal friends. The problem is this article is not really newsworthy (because the two have that personal relationship) and it should have never been written and published. But you know how the media types like to hype-up anything to fill in the dull spaces of their newspaper and web pages.

Craig, as for Netanyahu's amateur picture of a bomb, you need to understand the audience. At the UN, you really need to "dumb-it-down" so that they can understand it. They have no concept of what a red-line is.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

mitt gets it and obama doesn't. obama choose, letterman, the view and other more important people. mr. clueless obama is being shown what he is, an empty suit.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

obama has nothing to say

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

obama is too busy being eye candy for the view.

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

I didn't need the media to say it. These two trips may have nothing to do with politics in the U.S. (ahem) but it certainly caught my attention how so many Republicans jumped all over Obama for not hurrying back to DC to meet with the Israeli PM. Had it been a trip scheduled long in advance, I might agree. But a sudden visit in the final weeks before the election with Netanyahu volunteering that his trip was in any way an attempt to inject himself into the election, followed days later by a second visit?

In the interest of international protocol, I'll give him the benefit of a doubt but please excuse me for being a wee bit suspicious.

LeDoc
SLC, UT

Tough news day....there being nothing positive to say about the Romney campaign even with all the spin in the world I guess this is about what to expect.

Kind of a surprise though when other national news outlets are talking about the "Fast and Pray for Mitt Day"

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