Foreign Policy Hands Voice Disbelief At Romney Cairo Statement

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    D'oh!

    Foreign Policy Hands Voice Disbelief At Romney Cairo Statement

    Mitt Romney's sharply-worded attack on President Obama over a pair of deadly riots in Muslim countries last night has backfired badly among foreign policy hands of both parties, who cast it as hasty and off-key, released before the facts were clear at what has become a moment of tragedy.

    Romney keyed his statement to the American Embassy in Cairo's condemnation of an anti-Muslim video that served as the trigger for the latest in a series of regional riots over obscure perceived slights to the faith. But his statement — initially embargoed to avoid release on September 11, then released yesterday evening anyway — came just before news that the American Ambassador to Libya had been killed and broke with a tradition of unity around national tragedies, and of avoiding hasty statements on foreign policy. It was the second time Romney has been burned by an early statement on a complex crisis: Romney denounced the Obama Administration's handling of a Chinese dissident's escape just as the Administration negotiated behind the scenes for his departure from the country.

    "They were just trying to score a cheap news cycle hit based on the embassy statement and now it’s just completely blown up," said a very senior Republican foreign policy hand, who called the statement an "utter disaster" and a "Lehman moment" — a parallel to the moment when John McCain, amid the 2008 financial crisis, failed to come across as a steady leader.

    He and other members of both parties cited the Romney campaign's recent dismissals of foreign policy's relevance. One adviser dismissed the subject to BuzzFeed as a "shiny object," while another told Politico that the subject was the "president's turf," drawing a rebuke from Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol.

    "I guess we see now that it is because they’re incompetent at talking effectively about foreign policy," said the Republican. "This is just unbelievable — when they decide to play on it they completely bungle it."
     
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    Foreign Policy HANDS?

    WTF?

    Shut the hell up, he has EVERY RIGHT to speak on this..HE IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT

    and this is the 10th friggen thread on this...too damn bad you all don't like people speaking
     
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    Steph,

    Have you taken the time to thank your fellow USMB forum members today?
     
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    You guys seriously are afraid of holding Obama accountable for this, arent you?
     
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    That is ridiculous.
     
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    The lefties here will say any stupid thing to rescue obama from his appalling lack of foreign Policy skills.
     
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    Ridiculous? Yeah it's completely ridiculous that you are trying to excuse Obama's actions and attacking Romney on this. Obama supported the Arab Spring. Obama bombed Libya. His policies created the instability on the ground in this country. He is the one not attending his intelligence briefings. Our embassy, under his control, releases a statement apologizing for offending these people because an individual exercised their free speech. He is the one who failed to have the embassies increase security on the anniversary of 9/11.

    But somehow it's Romney's fault since he doesnt think it's a good idea for the embassy to apologize to people for what an indivivdual does with his free speech. Especially when those people just attacked our nation and killed some Americans.

    Do you know how ridiculous it sounds that you support Obama through all this bullcrap?
     
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    What the fuck are "foreign policy hands", better yet who are these people?
     
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    SNIP:

    Kerry Attacks Bush on Handling of Iraq

    By Lois Romano and Paul Farhi
    Washington Post Staff Writers
    Tuesday, September 7, 2004; Page A08

    CANNONSBURG, Pa., Sept. 6 -- Sen. John F. Kerry, under pressure from Democratic leaders to draw sharper contrasts between himself and George W. Bush, launched a series of blistering attacks on the president Monday, saying the W in his opponent's name stands for "wrong . . . wrong choices, wrong priorities, wrong direction for our country."

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    Kerry Attacks Bush on Handling of Iraq (washingtonpost.com)
     
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