CNN Debate: Romney Lies Regarding Obama Israel Record

— by David A. Harris

Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) during tonight’s CNN debate showed again that he will lie if need be to advance his political agenda, and when it comes to the U.S.-Israel relationship, that’s shameful. The stakes are simply too high. We are not talking about subjective opinions, but facts. Governor Romney, for example, said that the President castigated Israel during his speech at the United Nations in September. He did no such thing. Mr. Romney said the President made no reference to the “thousands of rockets being rained in on Israel from the Gaza Strip;” indeed, President Obama specifically cited how ‘Israel’s citizens have been killed by rockets fired at their houses and suicide bombs on their buses’ on the world stage of the United Nations in September.

Enough is enough. The outright lies, smears and distortions of President Obama’s stellar Israel record must stop.

The Lies The Truth
Tonight Governor Romney said:

He [Obama] said nothing about thousands of rockets being rained in on Israel from the Gaza Strip.

President Obama said at the United Nations on September 21, 2011:

Let us be honest with ourselves: Israel is surrounded by neighbors that have waged repeated wars against it. Israel’s citizens have been killed by rockets fired at their houses and suicide bombs on their buses.


Romney said:

I think he disrespected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — Bibi Netanyahu.


Prime Minister Netanyahu said following the UN speech:

I think that standing your ground, taking this position of principle… I think this is a badge of honor and I want to thank you for wearing that badge of honor.


Governor Romney said tonight:

I think he has time and time again shown distance from Israel….


The facts speak for themselves.

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