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Mitt Romney: President Obama, Hillary Clinton ‘failure’
« on: March 18, 2014, 06:25:56 AM »
Via Politico, so the usual talking points apply.

Mitt Romney is blaming President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the situation in Ukraine, as well as other foreign policy debacles, citing a “failure” in their leadership.

The former Republican presidential nominee wrote an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal saying that the fact that there are “no good options” for the U.S. everywhere “from Crimea to North Korea, from Syria to Egypt, and from Iraq to Afghanistan” is due to negligence on Obama’s part — leaving us only to “wring our hands.”

“A large part of the answer is our leader’s terrible timing. In virtually every foreign-affairs crisis we have faced these past five years, there was a point when America had good choices and good options,” Romney wrote on Monday night. “There was a juncture when America had the potential to influence events. But we failed to act at the propitious point; that moment having passed, we were left without acceptable options.”

Romney called out Obama and Clinton, a frontrunner for the 2016 presidential race, for “failure” and urged the president and current Secretary of State John Kerry to take heed.

“President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton traveled the world in pursuit of their promise to reset relations and to build friendships across the globe,” Romney said. “Their failure has been painfully evident: It is hard to name even a single country that has more respect and admiration for America today than when President Obama took office, and now Russia is in Ukraine. Part of their failure, I submit, is due to their failure to act when action was possible, and needed. A chastened president and Secretary of State Kerry, a year into his job, can yet succeed, and for the country’s sake, must succeed. Timing is of the essence.”

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