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Romney: Obama failed to act on Russia "when action was possible, and needed"
The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2014 | David Sherfinski

Posted on 03/18/2014 8:52:26 AM PDT by Biggirl

Former Massachusetts Gov. and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney penned a scathing critique of President Obama’s foreign policy in the pages of the Wall Street Journal Tuesday, saying the administration has failed to seize the moment took to intervene in crises around the globe, most recently in Russia and Ukraine.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: 2016; obama; putin; romney
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"See, I told you so" moment.
1 posted on 03/18/2014 8:52:26 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

Hey, his Secretary of State gave the Russians a big hulkin’ red rest button — what more do you want?


2 posted on 03/18/2014 8:53:30 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: El Cid

There’s nothing stopping Putin for going after the rest of Ukraine, if he wants to.


3 posted on 03/18/2014 8:55:30 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Biggirl

Where was THIS Romney during his election?

This is like a guy coming back and saying “and another thing...” 20 minutes after admitting he lost the argument.


4 posted on 03/18/2014 8:58:08 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: AU72

You got it. Not just the Ukraine, but the Baltic nations, Belarus, even looking at fully indy nations, such as Poland. The only nations he will most likely leave alone are those with majority Muslims.


5 posted on 03/18/2014 8:59:47 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

Romney runnin again


6 posted on 03/18/2014 9:00:43 AM PDT by ReaganberAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: Biggirl

Poking Russia in the eye isn’t the answer neither.

The answer is coming up with contingencies to reduce Russia’s leverage..like producing more energy here to supply Europe. But not a word from anyone about doing this.


7 posted on 03/18/2014 9:01:26 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Biggirl

Is Russia going too come after us?


8 posted on 03/18/2014 9:03:19 AM PDT by diamond6 (Behold this Heart which has so loved men!" Jesus to St. Margaret Mary)
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To: dfwgator
But not a word from anyone about doing this.

Obama is too busy finishing his bracket picks.

9 posted on 03/18/2014 9:03:45 AM PDT by AU72
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To: dfwgator

Such as the Keystone Pipeline.


10 posted on 03/18/2014 9:04:17 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: AU72

He has the green light, and he knows it. If you’re Putin, you gotta be licking your chops. Three years to take/do whatever you want.


11 posted on 03/18/2014 9:07:10 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Mr. K
Oh, you think you’re so clever. Well, let me just tell you, while I do not currently have a scathing retort, you check your email periodically for a doozy.
-Sheldon puts the fear in Barry Kripke (aka Bawwy Kwipke) except not at all. The Big Bang Theory season 3, episode 1 “The Electric Can Opener Fluctuation”
12 posted on 03/18/2014 9:08:10 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Biggirl
I'm kinda likin' Romney getting in these digs on Obama. For too long we've put up with Democrat Presidents NEVER GOING AWAY and criticizing anything the opposition does.

Nice to see a little turnabout, even if it is only a former candidate.

13 posted on 03/18/2014 9:09:33 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Biggirl

Miss Romney yet?


14 posted on 03/18/2014 9:10:06 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Logical me

Better yet, remember the Bush “Miss me yet?”


15 posted on 03/18/2014 9:10:48 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

Too bad that backstabber Mitt took time off
from his statism to send his surrogates after the Palin
family EVEN AFTER THE GOVERNOR WAS THE CANDIDATE.


16 posted on 03/18/2014 9:11:54 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Logical me


17 posted on 03/18/2014 9:12:41 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Mr. K

Mitt had Obama on the ropes at one point but didn’t have the fortitude to put him down for the count. Real leaders don’t miss opportunities to finish off their opponents. I question Mitt’s ability to deal with Putin.


18 posted on 03/18/2014 9:13:10 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

Yeah, but he’s going to wait until after Barraco Barner is elected for life in 2016.


19 posted on 03/18/2014 9:13:16 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Diogenesis

Can you explain please. Thank-you.


20 posted on 03/18/2014 9:13:41 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Lazamataz

More of the criticism should be directed at Hillary if only for the stupid optics of the “reset” button. And if she runs I better see ads showing that scene and Russian troops in Crimea/Ukraine.


21 posted on 03/18/2014 9:14:21 AM PDT by CPONuke
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To: Mr. K

“Where was THIS Romney during his election?”

Weather vanes spin. Its what they do.


22 posted on 03/18/2014 9:16:01 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (My citizenship is not here.)
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To: Biggirl

Saber-rattling from the usual corners.


23 posted on 03/18/2014 9:16:36 AM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: Lazamataz

I agree.


24 posted on 03/18/2014 9:18:10 AM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: Biggirl

Yes, you were right. Now go sit down.


25 posted on 03/18/2014 9:18:35 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Portcall24

You’re assuming there’s even going to be an election in 2016. Obama will put us in crisis mode before then and claim he needs to stay in office for the sake of “national stability” or some such nonsense.


26 posted on 03/18/2014 9:19:39 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

I think you are right. He can beat Bush 2.5. Christie is already creamed. The powers that be will pump up a squad or two of egomaniacal lightweights to run as ‘conservatives’, the Willard gets a new coat of whitewash and is sold as a thoroughbred again.


27 posted on 03/18/2014 9:19:45 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (My citizenship is not here.)
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To: Mr. K

During the 2012 presidential campaign, Mr. Romney was met with ridicule — including from Secretary of State John Kerry, then a U.S. Senator — after he labeled Russia the top “geopolitical foe” of the United States.

“Folks: Sarah Palin said she could see Russia from Alaska; Mitt Romney talks like he’s only seen Russia by watching ‘Rocky IV,’ ” Mr. Kerry said at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.


28 posted on 03/18/2014 9:20:02 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Biggirl

Sept. 30, 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain signed the Munich Pact, handing portions of Czechoslovakia to Adolf Hitler’s Germany. Chamberlain returned to Britain to popular acclaim, declaring that he had secured “peace for our time.” Today the prime minister is generally portrayed as a foolish man who was wrong to try to “appease” Hitler—a cautionary tale for any leader silly enough to prefer negotiation to confrontation.

—— how similar / We have seen this play before ————

March 17th, 2014, US President Barack Hussein Obama leveled sanctions against seven Russian officials after Vladimir Putin moved on Ukraine - Seven Russian officials. Obama held up by the leftist US media was held in popular acclaim, declaring that he had secured “peace for our time.” During the 2016 presidential campaign the president is generally portrayed as a foolish man who was wrong to try to “appease” Putin - a cautionary tale for any leader silly enough to prefer negotiation to confrontation.

Hey bambi...Chamberlain called...to try and warn you against making the same “stupid” mistake.


29 posted on 03/18/2014 9:21:08 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Logical me

No.


30 posted on 03/18/2014 9:21:25 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (My citizenship is not here.)
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To: Biggirl

Just as the GOP has failed to act on Obama.

Just as YOU failed to act on Obama, Mitt.

We made our bed.


31 posted on 03/18/2014 9:26:52 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Starboard

Which will result in a bigtime revolt.


32 posted on 03/18/2014 9:29:40 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Psalm 144

Not really.


33 posted on 03/18/2014 9:30:17 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

I wish it (i.e., a revolt) was true but I doubt it. The country is docile and will simply accept the next big lie, economic hardship, or loss of freedom that comes along. Seriously, and I’m not trying to start an argument, but what kind of pushback from the people are you seeing? All the sheeple care about is their next tweet, pizza, movie, or sporting event. Its all good. lol


34 posted on 03/18/2014 9:38:17 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

It will not happen either today or tomorrow, but it will happen, trust me, down the road. We are too badly are divided. I stand by my prediction.


35 posted on 03/18/2014 9:40:35 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: JoeProBono
No, not at all.

With his Progressive Liberal tendencies (As his record fully shows) he would have killed the GOP.

"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton
36 posted on 03/18/2014 9:46:33 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Biggirl

I sincerely hope your’re right. But I’m just seeing a very passive population out there that for the most part is comfortable, clueless and confused. They are therefore easily misled and manipulated. Its very difficult for those of us who know what’s going on to gain critical mass.

It will take one hell of a calamity to wake them up.


37 posted on 03/18/2014 9:46:57 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Biggirl

Correct me if I am wrong Mr Romney but did you not lose an election to Barack Obama after he had spent 4 years destroying America? You could not even win in that circumstance? Just wondering why you think anyone cares what you say now!


38 posted on 03/18/2014 9:48:39 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: Starboard

Good news, we do have the internet, that is one confort.


39 posted on 03/18/2014 9:50:46 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

Correct me if I am wrong Mr Romney but did you not lose an election to Barack Obama after he had spent 4 years destroying America? You could not even win in that circumstance? Just wondering why you think anyone cares what you say now!


40 posted on 03/18/2014 9:52:45 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

He is doing a “see I told you”.


41 posted on 03/18/2014 9:53:42 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

Heres Willard again doing more campaigning for Willard 2016 ..

never let any week old news go to waste eh Willard ???


42 posted on 03/18/2014 9:54:45 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Biggirl
“That was the time to talk with our global allies about punishments and sanctions, to secure their solidarity, and to communicate these to the Russian president. These steps, plus assurances that we would not exclude Russia from its base in Sevastopol or threaten its influence in Kiev, might have dissuaded him from invasion,”


43 posted on 03/18/2014 9:54:59 AM PDT by McGruff (They say the first casualty of war is truth)
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To: AU72

I don’t think Russia will take the rest of the Ukraine.

Russia wants a warm weather port. They seem to have control of one now.

Ethnic Ukrainians love Russia like Jews love Germany. If Russia occupies the Ukraine, they will experience another Afghanistan. And the Russian military of 2014 is nowhere near is powerful as it was in 1980.

I believe their threats to occupy the rest of the Ukraine is simply a leverage point in any future negotiations over Crimea.


44 posted on 03/18/2014 10:04:06 AM PDT by kidd
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Romney: Obama failed to act on Russia "when action was possible, and needed"

History: Romney failed to act on Obama incompetence "when action was possible, and needed"

45 posted on 03/18/2014 10:06:59 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Mr. K

Romney apparently lost his voice yelling at the conservatives in the primaries.

/s


46 posted on 03/18/2014 10:12:29 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Biggirl; onyx; xzins; Syncro; MinuteGal; ConorMacNessa; JustAmy; trisham; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; ...
Actually, Romney's all wet on this. Obama did act. According to a lot of articles I've read, Obama's CIA was very involved--with the uprising in Ukraine. But worse than that, Obama has acted from his first day in office to degrade our military and weaken our economy and nation.

Obama's actions set up the bomb, so to speak, for Putin.

Obama lost this one and a lot more for America the day he was elected.

Obama is the one they've been waiting for.

Obama, Romney, et al, just don't get it: Peace through superior firepower!!

Our strategy: We win, they lose. - Ronald Reagan

Go, Ted, GO!!

47 posted on 03/18/2014 10:38:35 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson; onyx; P-Marlowe; Syncro; MinuteGal; ConorMacNessa; JustAmy; trisham; TheOldLady; ...

As I understand it, the coup in the Ukraine went forward with US backing and complicity.

Obama wasn’t dealing this time with Kaddafi or Mubarak, with Egypt or Libya.


48 posted on 03/18/2014 10:45:07 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

You say you want a revolution. Well you know, we all want to change the world. Well, you know, it’s gonna take a fight.

Got to send in the carriers, can’t do it with clowns.

Apologies to the Beetles.

And I’m not calling for military action. The carriers would’ve been to keep the peace from the very start.


49 posted on 03/18/2014 10:57:17 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: xzins

Obama’s been messin’ where he shouldn’t of been messin’.


50 posted on 03/18/2014 11:01:02 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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