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Secret Romney Film: How I Would Bomb America
Further secret filming of Mitt Romney has emerged, with the US presidential candidate appearing to declare how he would carry out a terrorist attack on America if he was leader of Iran.
It comes after footage of the Republican secretly being filmed telling donors his job was "not to worry" about the 47% of American voters who back President Obama because they pay no income tax and depend on the state for healthcare, food and housing.
At the same donors meeting, held in Florida in May, Mr Romney said: "If I were Iran, a crazed fanatic, I'd say let's get a little fissile material to Hezbollah, have them carry it to Chicago, and then if anything goes wrong, or America starts acting up, we'll just say, 'Guess what? Unless you stand down, why, we're going to let off a dirty bomb'.
"I mean this is where we have - where America could be held up and blackmailed by Iran, by the mullahs, by crazy people. So we don't have any option but to keep Iran from having a nuclear weapon."
The remarks made pundits raise further questions about his foreign policy credentials.
New films, posted on the internet by left-leaning magazine Mother Jones, also showed Mr Romney seemingly dismiss Middle East peace talks.
He said: "I look at the Palestinians not wanting to see peace anyway, for political purposes, committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel, and these thorny issues, and I say there's just no way.
"You move things along the best way you can. You hope for some degree of stability, but you recognise that this is going to remain an unsolved problem - and we kick the ball down the field and hope that ultimately, somehow, something will happen and resolve it."
Meanwhile, President Obama has used an appearance on a popular US talk show to respond to Mr Romney's remarks that nearly half of Americans are "victims" who depend on the government.
Speaking on the Late Show with David Letterman, Mr Obama said that the occupant of the White House must "work for everyone, not just for some".
He added: "One thing I've learned as president is that you represent the entire country. There are not a lot of people out there who think they are victims or simply entitled."
Mr Romney, who held a hastily convened press conference following the leaked videos, has since insisted that his comments are evidence of a fundamental difference with Mr Obama's Democrats over the economy, adding the US government should not "take from some to give to the others".
Despite Mr Romney's remarks, the presidential race remains neck-and-neck with just seven weeks to go until voters go to the polls on November 6.
According to the latest AP-GfK poll, Mr Obama is supported by 47% of likely voters and Mr Romney by 46%.
what do you think?
What is up with the 46% of voters of Mr Romney he has dismissed most of you ,are you stupid or do you vote for stupid people just to wind us all up.
Bush got in.. Twice.. So it could possibly be both reasons.
He has no idea of the suffering of ordinary, poor people and should experience it himself. If he found himself unable to be a Presidential candidate due to ill health, his speeches might sound very different.
just like Cameron
This man has, in my opinion , lost his credibility. Surely he can't get in.
anything is possible with the yanks.
well bush did exactly the same thing on 9 11 the world needs an idiot like this like i need a kick in the nuts !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Is it a requirement that a presidential candidate must be a lunatic?
oh no all the 11/9 conspiracy nutters are crawling out there bedrooms declaring see i told you
a real life andrew ryan
I find it quite ironic that Mitt Romney shows such contempt for people who don't pay taxes, when he himself uses tax avoidance measures to pay as little as he can.
Having people like Romney in power will increase terrorism around the world. Bullies attract freedom.fighters
This guy more stupid and thick than bush, at least bush kept quiet about 9/11.
To be fair, he was struggling to read 'my pet goat' at the time ;-)
Arf arf :-P
He could also be in control of enough nukes to remove all organic life from this planet. And has already said he would support Israel if they were to launch an attack on Iranian nuclear facilities. He would also scrap most of if not all of Americas space program.
Just for the record, both the USA, UK and Iraq did research into dirty bombs years ago and all of them found that they would be more or less ineffectual. So, mitts either lying or doesn't keep up with current affairs.
George Bush Mk 2