Editorial: Leadership, yes, but leading where?

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  • Updated: October 11, 2012 - 4:54 AM

Romney has elevated his foreign-policy tone, but clarity needed.

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ranger78Oct. 10, 12 6:49 PM

Pray tell what leadership Obama had before he was elected. Oh yeah, he made a speech. Pray tell what leadership Obama has displayed since taking office. Iran close to nukes. Egypt has become an extremist Islamic regime. Libya has become an al Quida home. Syria is in turmoil. Afghanistan is a mess. Relations with Russia are negative. Israel has been abandoned. Obama's even managed to insult Great Britian and Canada. And given the debacle in Egypt and an even worse mess in Libya with all the lies and cover ups, I would say Obama's lack of leadership is absolutely astounding.

reno123Oct. 10, 12 7:26 PM

What has Romney done beside making speeches? Obama said he was going to kill Bin Laden - where is Bin Laden today?

LiberalOne46Oct. 10, 12 8:21 PM

The Stribe again misses the point. The sanctions were meant to halt the nuclear development so why is it relevant that Iran's currency has been devalued? Obama gives paper tigers a bad name. He says he will not allow Iran to gain the bomb, but no one believes him nor should they. This is a make believe administration. He doesn't even lead from behind. How can he get any votes from clear thinking adults?

LiberalOne46Oct. 10, 12 8:26 PM

Reno: Obama killed bin Laden, but I didn't build my business. He spiked the football but was sitting at home on his sofa watching the game. And GM is alive but would be dead if it had to repay us the $23 billion Obama gave them. A real press would bury this guy.

margeanncullenOct. 10, 12 9:25 PM

I have an idea maybe the middle east has gone even more mad because they are sick of America being in there business.

drichmnOct. 10, 12 9:38 PM

"Obama's even managed to insult Great Britian and Canada" .... everything you said is baloney but this one just takes the cake.

obamafone4meOct. 10, 12 9:55 PM

Will just one person in the media tell us what Obama's leadership experience was prior to 2008? He had none then and has none now.

Why wasn't the fact that obama had no foreign policy experience brought up by the media prior to 2008? Was Hope and Change suppose to be foreign policy? Not only did obama have no foreign policy prior to 2008 he has none now.

Obama has gone beyond Bush in damaging foreign relations. He is an absolute embarrassment having insulted our allies and apologized to our enemies.

mcjoe1Oct. 10, 1210:17 PM

It's crazy hearing Romney say all pround that he wants to restore the size of the navy by building "15 ships a year including 3 submarines." These must be some of the topics that make the Pentagon scratch their head. What's next.. is he going to order more B-52 bombers and bring back the Strategic Air Command. He might need to because his rhetoric is more likely to bring a new cold war rather than peace. Calling Russia our #1 geopolitical foe is not a good start, especially to a country that strongly believes there should not be only one superpower.

goferfanzOct. 10, 1210:45 PM

Let's have drich explain the baloney in the first post. Seems like facts top to bottom! Better yet drich, have you compared the embassy security budget in Bush's last fiscal year vs Owebama's years. I have ;oD Could you tell me why we spend more, now, when the world just luvs Obama's America, than when the hated Bush was Prez??? And that is even including those "cuts", which it turns out were decreases in projected spending............

elmore1Oct. 10, 1210:46 PM

Obama had zero experience when he became Prseident. He has learned on the job and has reacted to foreign policy. He has nothing to crow about in this are.


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