Albright Confused by Foreign Policy Speech by Romney
Madeleine Albright, the former Secretary of State dismissed on Monday the foreign policy of Mitt Romney the Republican presidential candidate as light on any specifics and full of platitudes following the latest speech given by Romney on the subject.
Speaking with reporters, the former Secretary of State said she was confused, following the speech, on several issues, including whether the Republican candidate would have helped end Moammar Kaddafi’s dictatorship in Libya and if he now is willing to arm Syria’s rebels against the current regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
Albright said that Romney changed his idea on various issues. First, she said he was in favor of intervention but is now against it, said the Clinton administration veteran. She also said she is not clear on where Romney stands on Syria. Albright thought she had heard him say at one time he would help arm the Syrian rebels, but now all he says is he might help them in a certain way.
The former Clinton Secretary said Romney has spoken a great deal of rhetoric, but lacks specifics and that hints to the fact he might not know the role of the U.S. for the 21st century.
Albright said that was most concerning with respect to Russia. The former secretary said that Romney not too long ago said that Russia remains the leading geopolitical foe for the U.S.
Her comments came only an hour after the latest address by Romney over foreign policy. In the speech, he stepped up criticism of President Obama’s policy, in particular the handling of the Middle East unrest.