White House makes Romney’s view on foreign policy pretty weak…

From American Politics Journal and the LA Times:

Reporting from Washington— Al Qaeda is public foe No. 1 for the U.S., the White House declared on Wednesday, not Russia – as Republican candidate Mitt Romney asserted earlier this week.

Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest at Press Briefing...

In fact, the Russians are “working well to isolate” nations with rogue nuclear programs that the U.S. is trying to contain, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.

“You don’t have to be a foreign policy expert to know that the Cold War ended 20 years ago and that the greatest threat that the president has been fighting on behalf of the American people is the threat posed by Al Qaeda,” Earnest told reporters in the daily White House briefing.

The remarks came a day after Romney complained about President Obama’s posture toward Russia, while criticizing Obama for remarks he made to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev this week about his having more “flexibility” on missile defense after the November elections.

Romney called Russia “without question our No. 1 geopolitical foe.”


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Posted on March 29, 2012, in Announcement, campaign, editorial, Education, event, government, history, News, Opinion, Politics, President Obama, Press, primaries, quote, World News and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Russia is a delicate partner that we need have a continued open dialogue with, a partner that we need on our side on many issues in the Middle East and Asia.

  2. I’m a Romney supporter and I side with the White House on this one. Russia is a friend, and we ought to foster a strong relationship with them. They’re a force in Asia, and would be a powerful ally if things get dicey over there (not that they aren’t already).

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