Romney: Say, Obama’s Foreign Policy Isn’t Working Out So Well, Eh?

by William Teach | June 13, 2014 6:50 am

He hates to say “I told you so”, but, really, he told you so

(The Hill[1]) Mitt Romney on Thursday blamed President Obama for the Sunni militants’ takeover of key cities in northern Iraq.

“His foreign policy is what has led to these foreign crises all over the world. Try to recapture the lead and keeping these things from happening is going to be a real challenge,” Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, said on Fox News’s “Your World with Cavuto” when asked about Iraq.

“This is the result of the president’s missteps over the last several years,” he added.

“Clearly, as the president said, you have to keep all options on the table. The sad thing is the limited options we have are the result of poor decisions made in the past. You’ve got to act at the right time, at the time the opportunity is presented,” he said.

In Syria, for instance, Romney noted that Obama drew a “red line” and said President Bashar Assad must go. Three years later, Romney said the administration is “doing nothing really to make that happen.”

Romney said Obama also failed to get a status of forces agreement in Iraq so a residual force of 10,000 to 15,000 could remain after the 2011 pullout.

“All of these decisions made in the past puts us in a very difficult position now, frankly with very poor options,” he said.

But, but, but, Obama’s (creepy) Truth Team said Obama was super-mega awesome[2]!

From al-Qaeda to Russia to Iraq, Mitt Romney has not demonstrated that he meets the threshold to be Commander in Chief:[3]

— OFA TruthTeam (@OFATruthTeam) October 22, 2012[4]

How’s that working out?

(WSJ[5]) With the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, an offshoot of al Qaeda, rapidly gaining territory, Iran deployed Revolutionary Guards units to Iraq, according to Iranian security officials.

Fortunately, the Obama admin is considering making time to consider the possibility of convening a meeting to think about sending more harshly worded tweets

Strongly condemn attacks in Mosul by the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (#ISIL[6]), and its efforts to turn back clock on #Iraq[7]'s progress.

— Samantha Power (@AmbPower44) June 12, 2014[8]

Fortunately, Samantha Powers

State Department officials on Thursday refused to outline what steps the Obama administration would take if Iranian forces entered Iraq.

Team Obama has pretty much no idea what to do, and, quite frankly, it looks like they just can’t be bothered

US respnse 2 Syria,Russia,Iraq:
2)We're watching this closely
3)With concern.
4)Hey, stop-
5)We won't tolerate that!
6)Mmm. Whatever.

— Rosa Brooks (@brooks_rosa) June 13, 2014[9]

Rosa Brooks[10] was counselor to then-Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy in the Dept of Defense from 2009-2011.

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