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Sat Sep 8, 2012, 04:38 PM

Romney On Omitting U.S. Troops From RNC Speech: ‘You Talk About Things You Think Are Important’

This is a rather blase attitude toward the troops by someone who has engaged in belicose talk against Russia and Iran. I guess the 1% sees our troops as expendable as the workers he laid off while at Bain.

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/09/07/813831/romney-rnc-speech-troops-important/

In an interview with Fox News this afternoon, Mitt Romney shot back at critics who complained that he didn’t mention Afghanistan or praise U.S. troops in his convention speech last week, arguing that he focused on issues that are “important.”

Fox News’s Brett Baier told Romney that “several speakers” at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this week criticized the GOP presidential nominee for the omissions (actually it was right-wing foreign policy leader Bill Kristol who started the attacks) and asked him if he had any regrets. “I only regret you’re repeating it day in and day out,” Romney said, adding that his speech focused on things that are important:

BAIER: To hear several speakers in Charlotte … they were essentially saying that you don’t care about the U.S. military because you didn’t mention U.S. troops and the war in Afghanistan in your nomination acceptance speech. … Do you regret opening up this line of attack, now a recurring attack, by leaving out that issue in the speech.

ROMNEY: I only regret you’re repeating it day in and day out. When you give a speech you don’t go through a laundry list, you talk about the things that you think are important and I described in my speech, my commitment to a strong military unlike the president’s decision to cut our military. And I didn’t use the word troops, I used the word military. I think they refer to the same thing.

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niyad Sep 2012 #1
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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 04:42 PM

1. hmm, want to wager armed forces radio WON'T be repeating this quote?

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 04:51 PM

3. It's been ALL over TV yesterday an into the night...he put the troops in the "laundry list" of thing

 

to talk about...

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 04:42 PM

2. I didn’t use the word Romney, I used the words empty suit. I think they refer to the same thing. nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 09:00 PM

4. What a dick...nt

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