Saturday, September 1, 2012

Israel: Romney's speech


Republican Convention Journal: Romney’s ‘King’s Speech’ moment

The Republican candidate’s polished acceptance speech included a bellicose foreign policy chapter that may please Israel and American neocons but will trigger alarms throughout the world.

By Chemi Shalev
In the final scene of the Oscar winning film “The King’s Speech,” there are a few tense moments before the anxious movie audience realizes that the stammering George VI, masterfully played by Colin Firth, is not going to stumble even once during his historic speech to the British people on the eve of World War II.

The same kind of collective sigh of relief seemed to sweep through the Republican Convention hall in Tampa on Thursday night as Mitt Romney proved to his many doubters, in the party and among viewers at home, that he was not about to muck up what was universally billed as “the speech of his life.”

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