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Mon Oct 8, 2012, 03:16 PM

Romney talks tough and accuses Obama of failing to lead on Middle East

Source: The guardian

Mitt Romney claimed the world was a more dangerous place than when Barack Obama took office, as he accused the president of mishandling the Middle East and called for the US to pursue its traditional role as the world's policeman.

Displaying new-found confidence since his debate victory last week, Romney used a major foreign policy speech in Virginia to attack Obama for a lack of leadership on a range of international issues, including Iran, Israel-Palestine, Libya and Syria. "Hope is not a strategy," Romney declared.

"I believe that if America does not lead, others will; others who do not share our interests and our values, and the world will grow darker, for our friends and for us," Romney told the audience of cadets at the Virginia Military Institute.

Obama's failure to project strength abroad, Romney said, had left the US at the mercy of events in the Middle East and vulnerable to terrorist attacks, such as the one in Benghazi which killed the American ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/08/romney-obama-failed-leadership-middle-east



A Mike Malloy segment about Romney's foreign policy:

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alp227 Oct 2012 OP
bluestateguy Oct 2012 #1
Voice for Peace Oct 2012 #10
wordpix Oct 2012 #2
grasswire Oct 2012 #3
Berlum Oct 2012 #4
Megahurtz Oct 2012 #5
Life Long Dem Oct 2012 #6
BlueMTexpat Oct 2012 #7
ruffburr Oct 2012 #8
Voice for Peace Oct 2012 #9
SoapBox Oct 2012 #12
Voice for Peace Oct 2012 #13
SoapBox Oct 2012 #11
beac Oct 2012 #14
kelliekat44 Oct 2012 #15
TruthBeTold65 Oct 2012 #16
wordpix Oct 2012 #17
GoCubsGo Oct 2012 #18
jmowreader Oct 2012 #19

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 03:18 PM

1. Foreign policy is not on my radar screen this electon

And neither is it for about 90% of the voters.

Only the newspapers editorial boards and think tankers give a shit.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 03:56 PM

10. All the Bush advisors popping up all of a sudden may be enough to frighten

or sicken 80% of the american people..

There will always be a bully chorus who love playing policemen around the world.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 03:18 PM

2. this from a guy who even managed to insult Great Britain during the Olympics

It's kind of hard to do, but he bungled it.

Yeah, let's go to war and make all your warmongering R friends even richer, Mitt

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 03:22 PM

3. isn't that dangerous with troops in harm's way?

?????

I'm ready for Biden to kick ass.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 03:23 PM

4. Could Willard (R - 1%) be following a Kolobian diRECTive to Occupy Meggido?

Kolob-berators abound http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021492906

Use uTmosT dissCERNment.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 03:30 PM

5. Rmoney is Just ITCHING

to push the button. This dangerous Warmonger should be kept out of office at all costs.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 03:35 PM

6. You give them an inch and they take a foot and try to act all Presidential

 

Like they are now in a dead heat or something.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 03:38 PM

7. Rmoney's most significant foreign experience

was living in a chateau in France, braving weapons no more deadly than baguettes as he attempted to convert the French to Mormonism.

But he thinks that he was in territory as hostile as if he had been serving in Vietnam.

He was as out of touch then as he is now. But like all the warmongering chickenhawks who advise him, he talks tough.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 03:40 PM

8. Our Hero!!! Save us all from terrorism (gag me with a spoon)

No Willard isn't A neo-con, Or a warmonger, Or a mentally unbalanced narcissist (Sorry gotta puke now ) Ok i'm back, Finally all I can say to those who would vote against the "NIGGER" While you live in HUD housing and collect food stamps and social security and medicare,Is WAKE THE FUCK UP!!!!! (Thanks sam) And by the way I'm a old redneck WHITE guy, Morons

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 03:51 PM

9. willard is starting to piss me off.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 04:10 PM

12. Starting????

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 04:35 PM

13. I just KNEW somebody would say that.. lol

When he starts talking foreign policy..
and I start seeing those neocons smirking and lurking
ooohh I just wanna... something something

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 03:58 PM

11. Hey, Mr. Mittens Bush,

You are AND would be a total FAIL!!!!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 04:38 PM

14. Hilarious that he used VMI as a backdrop. Nothing like some faux soliders

to give your saber-rattling the just right touch!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 06:20 PM

15. "Peace through strength" is BS!!

If that were true, the strongest nations on earth would not be suffering terrorist attacks at home and abroad, 9/11 would never have happened, the Marine barracks in Lebanon would never have happened, and Israel would not be suffering attacks everyday. The absence of war is NOT peace. You can only have peace through peace.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 06:29 PM

16. just had this same argument...

With a conservative nutjob...he tried to pull this leadership crap on me. Told the guy that the cowboy style of foreign policy is over. Time for those other countries to work out their own problems...which some are. We cannot send our men and women to fight internal scabbles.

Btw...was this a narrative that faux news is pushing recently?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 08:51 PM

17. Looks like men (and one woman) in black

Geesh what a group of dangerous morons that is

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 09:16 PM

18. It's easy for him to warmonger.

It won't be his useless, parasitic spawn that would be doing the fighting.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 09:29 PM

19. I trust President Obama's foreign policy completely

Hey Willard, you do realize you're talking about the man who killed Osama bin Laden?

I'm sitting here thinking back to the summer...Romney managed to piss off the best ally we have in the world. I can only shudder at the thought of what would happen if he'd pissed off one of the countries in the world that respond to insults with gunfire. As president, he'd have four years of opportunities to do that.

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