Romney seeks to undercut Obama's foreign policy advantage
April 23rd, 2012
07:32 AM ET
6 years ago

Romney seeks to undercut Obama's foreign policy advantage

Washington (CNN) - When North Korea launched a rocket earlier this month in a failed attempt to supposedly put a satellite into orbit, U.S. President Barack Obama was quick to condemn the latest provocation and then canceled a deal to resume nutritional assistance.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP nominee for president, offered a blistering statement of his own. But his statement was not entirely directed at the new leader in Pyongyang. It was also directed at the U.S. commander in chief.


Filed under: 2012 • Foreign Policy • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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  1. bassman

    Our media loves to applaud Pres. Obama for getting Bin Laden. Pres. Obama's decision to kill him was the easiest one of he presidency. If we had learned that Pres. Obama was told we know where Bin Laden is and decided not to go in and get him, Mr. Obama would have been impeached. Oddly our media is unable to see this.

    April 23, 2012 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  2. Peace

    Romney is the same like his fellow republicans. I hear all the time that Pres. Obama used Bush techniques to kill bin Laden. I ask myself why didn't Bush use his own techniques since Sept.2001 till 2008, when he left the office and capture/ kill the fugitive???

    April 23, 2012 08:13 am at 8:13 am |
  3. king

    All Romney does is yap about Obama way of doing thing, why don't you put your solutions out their and let the people compare. You guys seems to think that the world and time keep still, they move Guy. Sometime you have to be a pragmatist to deal with changing event, Obama pragmatised with Libya because of our crushing debt, he pragmatise with Ben ladin, he pragmatise with Iraq, he is pragmatizing now with Iraq by pulling out. Our country doesn't stand alone like it did back when Romney was in his prime, we are all connected, Obama is pragmatizing with them.

    April 23, 2012 08:24 am at 8:24 am |

    Willard, not only do you have ZERO foreign policy experience, you have a bunch of former GWB advisers surrounding you. You are in no position to be speaking foreign policy to the C.I.C. responsible for bringing OBL to justice. You think you're going to win solely based on the economy? Then you're wrong. I like the security the POTUS has provided. I'm not ready to jeapordize my security solely on the economy.

    April 23, 2012 08:39 am at 8:39 am |
  5. Dave

    LOL! This clown will say anything to get elected, regardless of whether or not he knows what he's talking about.

    April 23, 2012 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  6. Moreno

    "Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, are turning for national security advice to former officials in the George W. Bush administration, including some who pushed hardest for the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The former officials include Douglas Feith, undersecretary of defense for policy under Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld; John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; and Robert Joseph, a White House National Security Council aide during Bush’s first term and later a State Department official." I SMELL BODY BAGS POLICY

    April 23, 2012 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  7. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    So, what would he have done differently? I don't see anything major or concretely different. The missile defence program was based in Europe and wouldn't have protected Japan, South Korea or anyone else at this point. The system is untested and unproven to be 100% (or even 90%) effective.

    April 23, 2012 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  8. Dominican mama 4 Obama (the real one)

    "This is yet another example of Mitt Romney's willingness to say anything to get elected, no matter how reckless it may be."
    Was it Leon Panetta that said just a week ago how tenous the situation was with North Korea,and how we have to be VERY mindful of our utterances in regards to this nation?
    Romney is acting not only disrespectful towards our Commander-in-Chief, but quite frankly quite unpatriotic and cavalier in regards to his concern for the country's national security. It is more important for him to sound tough while saying nothing of substance and putting us at risk whould North Korea decide to pay his comments any attention.

    April 23, 2012 09:22 am at 9:22 am |