Skip to comments.LIVE THREAD ~ Romney to deliver foreign policy speech amid big questions on Libya, global economy
Posted on 10/08/2012 7:34:13 AM PDT by SE Mom
Mitt Romney in a major speech Monday will call for a change of course in U.S. foreign policy -- saying the recent, deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya is part of a profound upheaval and that hope is not a strategy.
The speech will mark one of Romneys final opportunities before Election Day to show his potential as a world leader -- amid political turmoil in the Middle East.
The attacks on America last month should not be seen as random acts. They are expressions of a larger struggle that is playing out across the broader Middle East -- a region that is now in the midst of the most profound upheaval in a century, Romney will say, according to speech excerpts provided by the Republican presidential nominees campaign.
I know the president hopes for a safer, freer, and a more prosperous Middle East allied with the United States. I share this hope, Romney continues. But hope is not a strategy. We cannot support our friends and defeat our enemies in the Middle East when our words are not backed up by deeds.
Romney is set to speak at Virginia Military Institute at 11:20 a.m. ET.
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good analysis; very possibly spot on. My wife sure thinks exactly the same way. So you are probably right!!!
It’s on C-SPAN and FOX right NOW! Go Mittens..... this better be good.
I like McDonnell a LOT. He’s low-key..but a very smart fellow.
Thanks for the ping!
Listening...Touching on Libya now...
Why is he giving Obama a preview to get ready for the next debate with....?
Romney looking and sounding very presidential.
Emphasizing “preventing war”. Excellent! People are not eager for more American lives and treasure to be wasted in another foreign war.
Mentions recent ME (and Islamo countries) riots.
Talks of burning US flags, etc.
[Reminds me of the return of ‘the ugly American’ when Carter was trying to deal with ME issues]
Video did NOT cause the problems — terrorists did.
“these attacks cannot be blamed on video...”
Romney is jumping both feet right into it............”people chanting death to America” and Embassy deaths.......telling it like it is and SAID it is not because of a video!!!!!!!!! GREAT job to be Pres Romney
I want to see this Romney at the Next Debate!!!
I’d prefer if Romney wasn’t using a teleprompter...but so far, yes, he sounds presidential.
Wow, look an adult could be in the White House again!
I hope he backs Turkey in her conflict with Syria.
And Japan over China.
Keeps referring to ‘leading from behind.’
That is going to kick The O’s butt in the Foreign Policy debate.
Please jump on twitter and tweet to #cpsan2012..............we need to be the adult voice in the room (not the left wing screamers)