Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Sunday suggested that he had a power to “see the future,” and could have stopped Russia from invading Crimea if he had been elected in 2012. “The president’s naïveté with regards to Russia…
Mitt Romney explains how he would have kept Russia from messing with Ukraine
Failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney took a victory lap Sunday on Face the Nation, telling host Bob Schieffer that President Obama’s “naiveté” and “faulty judgment” on Russia precipitated the situation in Ukraine. And Romney — whom Obama mocked in a presidential debate for suggesting that Russia is America’s top “geopolitical foe” — explained how, had he been elected, he would have threatened Moscow so much it wouldn’t have dared to mess with another country.
Romney: The Price of Failed Leadership
The President’s failure to act when action was possible has diminished respect for the U.S. and made troubles worse.
By MITT ROMNEY
March 17, 2014 7:17 p.m. ET
Why are there no good choices? From Crimea to North Korea, from Syria to Egypt, and from Iraq to Afghanistan, America apparently has no good options. If possession is nine-tenths of the law, Russia owns Crimea and all we can do is sanction and disinvite—and wring our hands.
Iran is following North Korea’s nuclear path, but it seems that we can only entreat Iran to sign the same kind of agreement North Korea once signed, undoubtedly with the same result.
Our tough talk about a red line in Syria prompted Vladimir Putin’s sleight of hand, leaving the chemicals and killings much as they were. We say Bashar Assad must go, but aligning with his al Qaeda-backed opposition is an unacceptable option.
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