Pr. Obama tries to set up a straw man, making Gov. Romney into a dangerous hawk that wants the U.S. involved in war.
“So if Governor Romney is suggesting that we should start another war, he should say so,” Obama said.
I’m going to jump past anything that Gov. Romney wants or doesn’t want. Because we have a war. It’s all over the Middle East and we’re in it. Egypt? Libya? Iran? Iraq? Afghanistan? Where does Pr. Obama think we’re not at war? We’re at war right here in the United States. We are on a war footing at every loading gate at every airport for every passenger on every flight. Otherwise, what is the TSA doing?
Worse, we’re at war with an enemy we won’t name, won’t face, and aren’t willing to destroy.
The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies — civilians and military — is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it…. [E]very Muslim who believes in God and wishes to be rewarded to comply with God’s order to kill the Americans and plunder their money wherever and whenever they find it.
–Al Qaeda Fatwa published on February 23, 1998 and signed by Osama bin Laden; Ayman al-Zawahiri, leader of Jihad group in Egypt and al Qaeda second-in-command; Abu-Yasir Rafa’l Ahmad Taha, leader of the Islamic Group; Sheikh Mir Hamzah, secretary of the Jumiat-ut-Ulema-e-Pakistan; and Fazlul Rahman, leader of the Jihad Movement in Bangladesh