Skip to comments.Romney and Huntsman accuse Perry of Afghanistan flip-flop
Posted on 09/15/2011 7:50:19 PM PDT by Palter
Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman's presidential campaigns both issued statements late Thursday responding to The Cable's interview with a senior foreign policy advisor for Rick Perry, in which the advisor clarified Perry's stance on U.S. policy toward Afghanistan.
"[Perry] would lean toward wanting to bring our troops home, but he understands that we have vital strategic interests in Afghanistan and that a precipitous withdrawal is not what he's recommending," the advisor said. "He has a clear sense of the mission and wanting to win it, but not just by throwing the kitchen sink at it."
In an e-mail titled, "Rick's reversal on Afghanistan," the Romney campaign pointed to Perry's comments on Afghanistan at Monday's debate, where he said, "I think the entire conversation about how do we deliver our aid to those countries, and is it best spent with 100,000 military who have the target on their back in Afghanistan -- I don't think so at this particular point in time."
The Romney e-mail also referred to Perry's interview with Time magazine, published today, which quoted Perry as saying, "I think we need to try to move our men and women home as soon as we can. Not just in Afghanistan, but in Iraq as well."
Romney has some experience with clarifying debate comments on Afghanistan. In the first GOP debate, he said, "It's time for us to bring our troops home as soon as we possibly can -- as soon as our generals think it's okay.... One lesson weve learned in Afghanistan is that Americans cannot fight another nation's war of independence." Some Republicans interpreted Romney's statement as a call for a quick exit.
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What is the controversy here?
As if anyone really cares what Huntsman thinks. He’s the invisible man. Not a legitimate candidate.
The mormon twins are at it again.
OMG!!! Both Romney AND Huntsman???
I’ll expand my post as soon as I am able to stop rolling my eyes. :)
Romney accusing someone else of flip-flopping? Now that’s rich.
The more these two (plus Bachmann) throw cr#p at Perry—the more I’m committed to Perry. Keep at it morons.
Desperate Mormons - new season starting on CBS!
Thanks for the post ...I think !
What all of these candidates are not doing is explaining their thoughts on what policies and doctrines the US should follow when it’s required to send in our armed forces.
That includes ROE (rules of engagement),rescue missions, Strike and remove including piracy.and lastly and most complex, Strike and hold (nation building.
How ironic, by Rove, is it that Milt Romney
has the audacity to accuse ANYONE of flipflopping.
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Romney is an ascendant guy."
Sen. John Kerry (D) to Don Imus on RomneyCARE:
"I like this health care bill".
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D) on RomneyCARE:
"To come up with a bipartisan plan in this polarized environment is commendable."
Aus Mitt Romney!!!!!! Schveinhundt!!!!