Romney Harsh on Obama about Middle East
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney launched another attack on incumbent President Barack Obama over Obama’s foreign policy in the Middle East. Romney said the U.S. was dangerously close to being sucked into the chaos in the region and putting the U.S. at a security risk.
The Republican pointed out recent developments in Libya, Egypt and Syria along with the uncertainty regarding Iran and Israel. He called on the U.S. to change its strategy over the Middle East, although the presidential candidate did not offer any new details regarding his proposed plans.
The criticism from Romney comes amidst new violence in the Middle East and as officials from the U.S. acknowledge the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya was deliberate by militants that have al-Qaeda links.
All this precedes Wednesday’s first scheduled presidential debate this is expected to largely focus on issues of domestic policy like jobs, the economy and healthcare reform.
However, the criticism by Romney is an attempt to capitalize on the Middle East instability following the revolts of Arab Spring, which put at risk the foreign policy of Obama and the success of national security since Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda was killed in 2011.
Romney said again that under Obama the United States is at the mercy of events instead of being the ones shaping them. He also stated that the foreign policy towards Israel under Obama was incomprehensible and vowed there would be no daylight between the countries when he is president.