Romney and Perry attack Obama handling of Israel and Iran
November 9th, 2011
06:03 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney and Perry attack Obama handling of Israel and Iran

(CNN) - GOP presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Perry came out swinging Wednesday with statements critical of President Obama's handling of the U.S. relationship with Israel, and his administration's policy toward Iran. The statements come a day after reports of an open mic picking up comments by French President Nicolas Sarkozy and President Obama about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In his statement, Romney says Obama is "disdainful of our special relationship with Israel."

In the aftermath of a U.N. report that documented Iran's progress toward making a nuclear weapon, Perry said Obama's policy on Iran "based on outreach and limited sanctions, has failed."

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Filed under: Iran • Israel • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Rick Perry
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  1. gt

    israel only cares about isreal and american tax payers money ...... obama is correct calling netanyahu out....

    November 9, 2011 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  2. Nick San Diegon

    The ONLY special relationship any Government Representative should have is , THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. Period.

    November 9, 2011 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  3. willard

    I mocked out of presdient obama. So syria said proof warning for untied states

    November 9, 2011 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  4. Maxk

    How about if we send the 1%s to fight in Iran. They're the ones who profit from war. America wants jobs not wars

    November 9, 2011 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  5. Larry L

    Our "special relationship" is a product of political money paid to buy politicians and a mythical story evangelicals use to perpetuate the fairy tale. They are a good, but limited military ally who spies on the U.S. Israel was given the land by a post-WWII agreement – by people who didn't actually own the land gave it away. The folks who lived in Palestine got "porked" – an appropriate choice of words...

    November 9, 2011 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |