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Romney Casts Obama's Foreign Policy As Weak, Dangerous
http://www.reuters.com/ ^ | October 8, 2012 | Steve Holland

Posted on 10/08/2012 5:07:55 PM PDT by Biggirl

(Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivered a sweeping critique on Monday of President Barack Obama's handling of threats in the Middle East, saying Obama's lack of leadership had made the volatile region more dangerous.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; obama; romney; sourcetitlenoturl
President Obama has failed in the foreign policy area.
1 posted on 10/08/2012 5:08:05 PM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

B U M P


2 posted on 10/08/2012 5:12:37 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Biggirl

Romney only says that because it is true.


3 posted on 10/08/2012 5:14:15 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Biggirl

It’s not just weak. The SOB is in bed with our enemies.


4 posted on 10/08/2012 5:14:28 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Biggirl
Romney can win this thing and save this country...Go Mitt!

Hammer the butt-buddy for leading from behind...but never turn your back on him!;-)

As they used to say in NYC...if you find a quarter on Bleecker...kick it to Broadway (before bending over to pick it up).

Obama is as gay as they come...and just an disingenuous and unethical.

He's on the "down low" in all areas of his life!

5 posted on 10/08/2012 5:15:22 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: ETL
It’s not just weak. The SOB is in bed with our enemies.
Given his support for bombing Libya and Syria, how is Romney better here?
6 posted on 10/08/2012 9:24:11 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: rmlew

I was mainly referring to his giving away the store to the Russians on nukes and missile defense. The emerging ChiComs, Iran, North Korea, others will benefit immensely. Are you seriously doubting Romney would be substantially better on national defense than that treasonous, commie, Islamo-facist-supporting POS Obama?


7 posted on 10/08/2012 9:30:38 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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rmlew: “I’m a Jewish conservative from NY.”
http://www.freerepublic.com/~rmlew/

Than surely you know and understand Obama is NO friend to Israel either.


8 posted on 10/08/2012 9:34:44 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL
Are you seriously doubting Romney would be substantially better on national defense than that treasonous, commie, Islamo-facist-supporting POS Obama?
On the issue of the Muslim Brotherhood, he is worse. When Republican leaders support this, there is no one who speaks out against the treason.

Romney is better on the communist issues. He just doesn't get Islamists.

It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.
Chapter III, The Art of War, Sun Tzu
9 posted on 10/08/2012 9:35:40 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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Open Mic Catches Obama Asking Medvedev for Space on Missile Defense
March 26, 2012

"In a private conversation about the planned U.S.-led NATO missile defense system in Europe, President Barack Obama asked outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for space on the issue.

This is my last election,” Obama told Medvedev. “After my election I have more flexibility.”

“I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir,” Medvedev said, referring to incoming President Vladimir Putin."

http://fox8.com/2012/03/26/open-mic-catches-obama-asking-medvedev-for-space-on-missile-defense/
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Obama was talking with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev when neither of them realized that their conversation was being picked up by microphones. Here is what they said:

Obama: “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved, but it’s important for him to give me space.”

Medvedev: “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you ...”

Obama: “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.”

Medvedev: “I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.”

“This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.” That statement tells us much about the president’s mindset.

The specific mention of missile defense is worrisome enough. Mr. Obama has retreated from the missile defense plan that was negotiated with European allies during the George W. Bush administration. Apparently, he is signaling Moscow that he intends to retreat further. The clear implication from the president’s comments is that he cannot tell the American people before the election what he plans to do after the election.

In addition, there is the phrase “on all these issues,” implying more is at stake than just missile defense.”

Article: Obama plans double cross on missile defense
When it comes to keeping America safe, we shouldn’t be too flexible:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/29/obama-plans-double-cross-on-missile-defense/print/

10 posted on 10/08/2012 9:36:56 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL
No actual friend of Israel would support surrounding it with the Muslim Brotherhood and arming them with WMDs.

Those who claim to be friends can also be idiots who harm you.

11 posted on 10/08/2012 9:37:01 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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Obama To Betray Missile Defense Secrets To Moscow
Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 9, 2012 | IBD staff

Appeasement: From ObamaCare to recess appointments, honoring the Constitution has not been an administration hallmark. But when it comes to betraying secrets to mollify the Russians, it becomes a document the president hides behind.

It was bad enough that the 2012 defense authorization bill signed by President Obama set America on a downward spiral of military mediocrity.

He also issued a signing statement, something he once opposed, saying that language in the bill aimed at protecting top-secret technical data on the U.S. Standard Missile-3 — linchpin of our missile defense — might impinge on his constitutional foreign-policy authority.

Section 1227 of the defense law prohibits spending any funds that would be used to give Russian officials access to sensitive missile-defense technology as part of a cooperation agreement without first sending Congress a report identifying the specific secrets, how they'd be used and steps to protect the data from compromise.

The president is required to certify that any technology shared will not be passed on to third parties such as China, North Korea or Iran, that the Russians will not use transferred secrets to develop countermeasures and that the Russians are reciprocating in sharing missile-defense technology.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...

12 posted on 10/08/2012 9:37:19 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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From the campaign trail, February 2008...

Obama Pledges Cuts in Missile Defense, Space, and Nuclear Weapons Programs

February 29, 2008 :: News
MissileThreat.com

A video has surfaced of Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama talking on his plans for strategic issues such as nuclear weapons and missile defense.

The full text from the video, as released, reads as follows:

Thanks so much for the Caucus4Priorities, for the great work you've been doing. As president, I will end misguided defense policies and stand with Caucus4Priorities in fighting special interests in Washington.

First, I'll stop spending $9 billion a month in Iraq. I'm the only major candidate who opposed this war from the beginning. And as president I will end it.[not win it -etl]

Second, I will cut tens of billions of dollars in wasteful spending.

I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems.

I will not weaponize space.

I will slow our development of future combat systems.

And I will institute an independent "Defense Priorities Board" to ensure that the Quadrennial Defense Review is not used to justify unnecessary spending.

Third, I will set a goal of a world without nuclear weapons. To seek that goal, I will not develop new nuclear weapons; I will seek a global ban on the production of fissile material; and I will negotiate with Russia to take our ICBMs off hair-trigger alert [they are NOT on "hair-trigger alert" now -etl], and to achieve deep cuts in our nuclear arsenals.

You know where I stand. I've fought for open, ethical and accountable government my entire public life. I don't switch positions or make promises that can't be kept. I don't posture on defense policy and I don't take money from federal lobbyists for powerful defense contractors. As president, my sole priority for defense spending will be protecting the American people. Thanks so much.

Article: Obama Pledges Cuts in Missile Defense, Space, and Nuclear Weapons Programs:
http://missilethreat.com/archives/id.7086/detail.asp

"MissileThreat.com is a project of The Claremont Institute devoted to understanding and promoting the requirements for the strategic defense of the United States."
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"I will not weaponize space"

"I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems"
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2008 Pentagon Report (March 2008):
China's Growing Military Space Power

By Leonard David
Special Correspondent, SPACE.com
March 6, 2008

GOLDEN, Colorado — A just-released Pentagon report spotlights a growing U.S. military concern that China is developing a multi- dimensional program to limit or prevent the use of space-based assets by its potential adversaries during times of crisis or conflict.

Furthermore, last year's successful test by China of a direct-ascent, anti-satellite (ASAT) weapon to destroy its own defunct weather satellite, the report adds, underscores that country's expansion from the land, air, and sea dimensions of the traditional battlefield into the space and cyber-space domains.

Although China's commercial space program has utility for non- military research, that capability demonstrates space launch and control know-how that have direct military application. Even the Chang'e 1 — the Chinese lunar probe now circling the Moon — is flagged in the report as showcasing China's ability "to conduct complicated space maneuvers — a capability which has broad implications for military counterspace operations."

To read the entire publication [29.67MB/pdf], see U.S. Dept of Defense:
http://www.defenselink.mil/pubs/pdfs/China_Military_Report_08.pdf

13 posted on 10/08/2012 9:37:52 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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Obama: "We Welcome China's Rise"
CBS News ^ | January 19, 2011 | Stephanie Condon
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From the Sino-Russian Joint Statement of April 23, 1997:
"The two sides [China and Russia] shall, in the spirit of partnership, strive to promote the multipolarization of the world and the establishment of a new international order."

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/HI29Ag01.html
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"Joint war games are a logical outcome of the Sino-Russian Friendship and Cooperation Treaty signed in 2001, and reflect the shared worldview and growing economic ties between the two Eastern Hemisphere giants."

http://www.heritage.org/research/commentary/2005/09/war-games-russia-china-grow-alliance

14 posted on 10/08/2012 9:38:19 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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Good night. Going to sleep.


15 posted on 10/08/2012 9:39:14 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: rmlew
On the issue of the Muslim Brotherhood, he [Romney] is worse [than Obama].

And you base that on what?

16 posted on 10/08/2012 9:45:40 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: rmlew
BTW: by "either" (Obama is no friend of Israel either), I meant Obama is also no friend to America.

Ad plays Muslim Brotherhood card against Obama, but Romney strikes cautious tone on Egypt

By Daniel Treiman · September 19, 2012

A couple months ago, I suggested that relations with Egypt might become a campaign issue, particularly with the U.S. visit of the country’s newly elected president, Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Sure enough, a conservative group Let Freedom Ring is airing an ad in key swing states hammering President Obama by suggesting that he’s soft on the Muslim Brotherhood. The ad emphasizes the Muslim Brotherhood’s anti-Israel stance.

The ad raps Obama for continuing U.S. aid to Egypt even after the Brotherhood’s rise to power. But cutting off U.S. aid to Egypt is not a step that Republican nominee Mitt Romney has called for either. (Romney has said that U.S. aid should be conditioned upon Egypt upholding its treaty with Israel, safeguarding the rights of minorities and protecting foreign embassies.)

In the wake of the recent storming of the U.S. embassy grounds in Cairo, Obama staked out a tough rhetorical line on Egypt. “I don’t think that we would consider them an ally, but we don’t consider them an enemy,” President Obama said in an interview with Telemundo. “I think it’s still a work in progress, but certainly in this situation, what we’re going to expect is that they are responsive to our insistence that our embassy is protected, our personnel is protected.”

In a recent interview with ABC News, Romney declined to endorse Obama’s characterization, instead stressing the importance of Egypt remaining a U.S. ally. Romney called for bringing Egypt “closer to us” and establishing relationships with the country’s people and government.

Here’s the transcript of the Egypt portion of Romney’s interview:

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: How about on a broader policy in the Middle East? The president said last night that Egypt is not an ally. Do you agree? And what would you do about it?

MITT ROMNEY: Well, that’s obviously not a reflection of our official policy. American official policy is that Egypt is an ally of the United States. Of course, we recognize that Egypt has gone through a dramatic change in government. And what their status will be going forward in terms of the relationship with our nation is something which which I’m sure will be developing over time.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: What would you do?

MITT ROMNEY: That being said, I would like to bring Egypt closer to us. I think it’s important for them to understand that it’s an advantage to have a close relationship with the United States, to be an ally of the United States. And for that to continue, Egypt must honor their agreement with Israel, for peace with Israel. Egypt must also respect the rights of minorities in their nation. And Egypt must also protect the lives and sovereignty of our embassy and of our installations in Egypt. This is– these elements are all essential for us to have the kind of–

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: But right now–

MITT ROMNEY: –relationship we’ve had.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: –you believe they– excuse me. Right now, you believe they are an ally?

MITT ROMNEY: Well, right now, officially, Egypt is an ally of the United States, under the policy of the United States. The president’s saying they are not may reflect the fact that there’s been a change in government and a change in relationship as a result of that. But they are today, officially, an ally of the United States.

And George, this nation has a population of 80 million people. This is the heart of the Arab world. It’s important for us to establish relationships with the people there, with the government there, to draw them into a sphere of influence such that they– they’re a peaceable nation, that they encourage peace in the region.

Our relationship with Egypt is very, very important. And I would want them to remain an ally. I don’t want to see that official status change. And I hope the president takes the steps for that to occur. And if I were president, I would do virtually everything in my power to make sure they understand what the requirements are to remain an ally of the United States, and to help them understand how important it is for them to be an ally of ours-

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Let’s talk ab—

MITT ROMNEY: –and the West.

http://blogs.jta.org/politics/article/2012/09/19/3107341/ad-plays-muslim-brotherhood-card-against-obama-but-romney-strikes-more-cautious-tone


17 posted on 10/08/2012 9:59:38 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: rmlew

Muslim Brotherhood:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DQkSFU75LC0

Obama’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmM6uQknAtc&feature=related


18 posted on 10/08/2012 10:14:23 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL
And you base that on what?
The two sentences go together. " On the issue of the Muslim Brotherhood, he is worse. When Republican leaders support this, there is no one who speaks out against the treason."

Bush supported the the Democracy Jihad, and Republicans and Conservatives followed the leader. This Obama could do the same. Romney solidifies the policy of aiding our enemies.
19 posted on 10/08/2012 11:30:28 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: ETL
All true. But you know the expression "This had better be treason because the alternative is worse"?

Romney and his gaggle of neo-neocons are true believers in the Wilsonian dogma that democracy leads to justice, liberty....

20 posted on 10/08/2012 11:32:01 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: rmlew
From yesterday’s Washington Times:

Romney would stop the raid on the military budget that threatens U.S. military pre-eminence. He’d build up American missile defense regardless of Mr. Obama’s backroom promises to Russian leaders to degrade it. He’d take credible steps to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. He’d offer robust support to Iran’s dissident movement and back reformers in the Middle East rather than cheer Islamist extremists. He’d adopt regional strategies that show an understanding of the root causes of the enduring terrorist threat. He’d stand by America’s allies, whether in Europe, Asia, Africa or the Middle East. In particular, he’d reaffirm the lack of daylight between the United States and Israel on matters of national security...”

Romney’s peace through strength:
GOP candidate would put an end to the apology tours
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/8/romneys-peace-through-strength/

21 posted on 10/09/2012 4:25:18 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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Obama Funder 'Jodie Evans' In White House Visitor Log days after Code Pink Hamas Trip
by Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King

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22 posted on 10/09/2012 4:47:39 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

I want a stronger military. I am also not an isolationist. But supporting the Democracy Jihad isn’t just bad policy. It is aiding and abetting the enemy in time of war.


23 posted on 10/09/2012 10:41:30 AM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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