In "Romney's Vow to End Funding of Jihadist Nations" in WND today, Pamela Geller discusses a little-noted but crucially important promise from Mitt Romney:
Speaking in Hobbs, N.M., last week, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said, according to the El Paso Times, that “his administration would team with Mexico and Canada to make North America energy independent by 2020.”
This is the biggest story the media is not talking about. Romney promises energy independence. The idea that we have a pro-American candidate promising to stop the largest transfer of wealth to jihadist nations is the single largest proactive national security proposal on the table.
Imagine. Stop funding jihadist countries, their aggressive mosqueing of the West and imposition of the Shariah, and the paradigm shifts. The rise and resurrection of Islamic jihad in the late 20th century and its ensuing war on the West is thanks to the largest transfer of wealth in history from Western societies to petroleum-rich Muslim nations.
I applaud Romney’s position paper on energy. An informed and engaged electorate would elect him on just this platform alone. Not only do we defang the vampires, we create millions of jobs and billions in wealth. It is the American answer to the Obama rout.
The alternative is clear. Obama first rejected the permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas and then, under heavy pressure, approved only the southern part of it. With all his temporizing, Obama effectively killed a desperately needed pipeline. We lost as many as 130,000 jobs and substantially cheaper energy costs, while alienating one of America’s greatest allies.
Job killer, economy killer, energy-independence killer … Obama instead chooses to enrich and embolden Islamic supremacist nations with petrodollars. Considering the dire straits this nation is in, this is criminal.