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I’m more than sick of the deceptive ads, especially ones that are part of groundwork for  another war.   This one comes in two parts.  Republicans try to make it sound like Netanyahu is backing Romney Mitt.  How?  Netanyahu uses the same language regarding Iran that Cheney and Condi Rice used to sell a war in Iraq.  Republicans turned it into an ad which is running in Florida and being billed in Israel as Netanyahu saying that what the world doesn’t need are US apologies.  That is not what Netanyahu said.  Those were the announcer’s words.

What is the rest of the deception?  Does Netanyahu want war on Iran?  Yes.  And republicans are with him on that but won’t say it in that way just now.   Maybe Netanyahu thinks Mitt can sell the idea to the country, but doesn’t want to openly back him.   It’s also very possible that the message is intended more for hardliners in congress.  Either way, it’s underhanded and not in the interest of Israel’s security or ours.

There is a third part to the deception which you’ve only partially heard:  ‘We need a show of strength and it will be over quickly.’



This proves once and for all that the trickle down theory is false.  Corporations are supposed to be able to save the economy if they only had tax cuts.  Here, Joseph Brusuelas, senior economist at Bloomberg said, “$1.7 trillion in corporate cash is sitting on the sidelines.”  Why? “Businesses are not hiring because there is no clear sign that the economy will improve”.

So they actually have money to get moving now, but they aren’t going to let anything trickle down until there is a guarantee that they will win.  A profit is no longer enough. It has to come with zero risk – and, of all things, they WANT GOVERNMENT to make it happen.