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Latest Obama Blast: Mitt Romney Picks up a Stone

March 3rd 2010 06:01

2008 Republican Presidential nominee and possible future 2012 contender Mitt Romney took a stab at President Obama's foreign policy in his latest book entitled: "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness".

In it, Mr. Romney criticizes the Democrat's behavior around the leaders of foreign countries, attempting to reconcile with those angered by the policies and actions of former President George W. Bush. Romney called Obama's actions in that regard within his first year "kindling" to the "anti-American fires burning all across the globe".

Now when we read this, we can only assume that Mitt is referring to these past few instances:

Specifically, these are the moments when the President bowed whilst greeting Japanese Emperor Akihito and King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, respectively. Obama caught a bunch of flak for these actions in foreign countries, being called a "groveller", showing deference to countries that had once been viewed as enemies of the U.S.

Romney was quoted saying "....our president should proudly defend [our country] rather than continually apologize for her."

But, not bashing either side of the argument, are we so sure that defending the nation's former attitudes toward other countries was the best idea? When the American people have already rejected a foreign policy that was authored by former Vice President Dick Cheney and embraced by Romney that arguably only alienated our allies and made our nation less secure, why would going back to that policy seem appealing at all?

Now, I'm just speaking on behalf of a registered voter/blogger, and I'm trying to think as best I can about what's going through my mind when I think about if Romney were placed in Obama's situation.

The bottom line is, it's easy to point fingers and place blame, but until Romney actually wins the office and walks in Obama's moccasins, I can't associate much validation with his accusations.

But I'm interested to hear your thoughts on this as well. What are they?
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