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Friday, October 07, 2011

Romney to slam Obama's foreign policy

Once again Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney is making a major foreign policy address at The Citadel in South Carolina (after Yom Kippur starts in Israel), and although this report doesn't mention Israel, you can bet that Israel is part of it.
Romney will echo ideas laid out in his book, “No Apology,” saying that America must reassert it’s leadership in international affairs. “God did not create this country to be a nation of followers. America is not destined to be one of several equally balanced global powers,” Romney will say. “America must lead the world, or someone else will.”

And in a biting critique of President Obama, Romney’s prepared text reads: “If you do not want America to be the strongest nation on Earth, I am not your President. You have that President today.”

Specific proposals from Romney will include increasing the naval shipbuilding rate to approximately fifteen per year and sustain the carrier fleet at eleven. He would also establish a unified Regional Director for the Middle East to “direct our soft power toward ensuring the Arab Spring realizes its promise.” And Romney will call for a full review of the transition in Afghanistan, “to determine the presence necessary to secure our gains and successfully complete our mission.” On the campaign trail, Romney has been saying he would like to bring virtually all the troops home by the end of 2014, which is a similar end-date as the one suggested by President Obama.
Gotta love that quote that I bolded.

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