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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:41 PM

He didn't forget Poland, but he skipped Afghanistan

He didn't forget Poland, but he skipped Afghanistan

By Steve Benen

Mitt Romney returned to the U.S. yesterday after a week-long foreign excursion, which by any measure, didn't go especially well. But before the focus shifts entirely, I have a confession to make: I'd assumed Romney would make a surprise visit to Afghanistan.

The schedule called for a three-country trip: U.K., Israel, and Poland, in that order. But given that Romney has no foreign policy experience, no background in military affairs, and no real credibility on anything related to national security, I figured he'd have to make an unannounced stop in Afghanistan -- or at a minimum, to a U.S. military base somewhere in Europe.

In fact, I assumed Romney would stop in Afghanistan but had to keep the trip under wraps in advance due to security concerns, which would have been entirely understandable...It's the longest war in American history, and three months before Election Day, no one seems to know exactly what Romney's position is on U.S. policy in Afghanistan.

I'm reminded of an anecdote the Wall Street Journal recently published.

Mr. Romney made that clear at a July fundraiser in Montana as he rehashed the challenges Mr. Reagan faced when he took office. He recounted how Mr. Baker, a former secretary of state, held a national security meeting about Latin America during the first 100 days of Mr. Reagan's presidency.

"And after the meeting, President Reagan called me in and said, 'I want no more national-security meetings over the next 100 days -- all of our time has to be focused on getting our economy going,' " Mr. Romney recalled Mr. Baker saying.

In reality, this exchange between Reagan and Baker never happened. I don't know who told Romney this or whether Romney simply made it up out of whole cloth, but Reagan dealt with plenty of national-security meetings early in his presidency -- as all presidents do.

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http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/08/01/13073227-he-didnt-forget-poland-but-he-skipped-afghanistan

Mitt makes shit up as he goes along. Besides, he's focused on the war...he wants to start with Iran.

Romney Fundraiser Host Bankrolled Right-Wing Group That Wants To Bomb Iran
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002921258

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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:54 PM

1. Willard -- the great American liar and fraud

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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:08 PM

2. Interesting. The last debate in October is supposed to be about foreign affairs. should be

VERY fun to watch. It's like he'll feel like he has to say the opposite of everything O says. Obama
will eat him up alive.

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