It is really is a 1980’s foreign policy #oil

No one that I have seen picked up on this comment… It is a MAJOR gaffe, more so than the geography fail of thinking that Iran was landlocked (honestly… it’s called the Persian Gult for a reason),


On Iran Mitt Romney said, “I would say that ships that carry Iranian oil can’t come into our ports”. But no Iranian oil has come to the U.S. for some time according to the Washington Post.

Guess when the last time Iranian oil came into the ports of the United States?

President Reagan banned all imports in 1987 and president Clinton banned all american participation in iranian petroleum development in 19-95.

 So, yes, Romney does have a 1980’s foreign policy.
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Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

2 thoughts on “It is really is a 1980’s foreign policy #oil

  1. Just to show you that Paul Ryan knows just as much as Romney about the military, his comments about “horses and bayonets” today…

    Rep. Ryan told The Early Show host Norah O’Donnell,

    “To compare modern American battleships with bayonets, I just don’t understand that comparison. Look, we have to have a strong Navy to keep peace and prosperity.”

    The U.S. has decommissioned all our battleships. He doesn’t know a battleship from a frigate. There are no modern battleships. They are old technology…including the 19 inch black power guns.

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