Romney and foreign policy

  • Article by: EDITORIAL , Washington Post
  • Updated: September 15, 2012 - 5:52 PM

He needs to offer more substance and fewer slogans in foreign affairs.

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omnipresentSep. 15, 12 7:34 PM

So far, Romney's done nothing but demonstrate his utter lack of foreign relations credentials: offending Australia, the UK, and the Palestinians in his first three foreign visits to showcase himself as "presidential". He then called Russia our "#1 geo-political enemy". He buddied up with the hard right Netanyahu by criticizing Obama's stance on Iran. He then broke all protocol by attacking the president in the midst of an international incident, not even bothering to gather the facts first. This man is a walking disaster to foreign relations and is completely tone-deaf to diplomacy. He belongs no where near the job of commander in chief. It takes a helluva lot more to be president than having amassed personal wealth as a CEO of a vulture capital enterprise, and Romney fails the test of fitness.

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bluetoenailSep. 16, 12 8:47 AM

Obama became president with NO foreign policy experience, NO private sector experience, NO leadership experience and very, very little political experience. In other words: He was completely unqualified to be president and has NO foreign policy. Biden is a joke and and embarrassment. Biden is a career politician who sat on some committee's and that supposedly makes him qualified. Romney is smart enough to surround himself with people that can get things done.

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pumiceSep. 16, 1210:46 AM

Re: "Romney is smart enough to surround himself with people that can get things done." Here are some of the "people who can get things done" in foreign policy that Mitt "Russia-Is-Our-# 1-Geopolitical-Foe" Romney has chosen to surround himself with, blue toenail: Dan "Bomber Boy" Senor; John "Bush-Wasn't-Hawkish-Enough-on-Iran" Bolton, Eliot "War-in-Iraq-Is-the-Big-Prize" Cohen, Cofer "Former-Vice-Chair-of-Security-Contractor-Blackwater" Black, Walid "Lebanese-Christian-with-a-Long-History-of-Involvement-in-Violent-Lebanese-Militias" Phares, Michael "Defender-of-Torture" Hayden, Max "America-Must-Embrace-Its-Imperial-Role" Boot, and Eric "War-with-Iran-Is-the-Only-Possible-Alternative-to-an-Unpalatable-World-with-an-Iranian-Bomb" Edelman. Looking at the record of the past decade, these are NOT the people I want to see back on the foreign policy stage.

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