Romney to Push Syria Intervention and Military Spending
On Monday, in what will be his first speech outlining major foreign policy plans, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will try to take a more activist position in supporting Syria’s rebels than President Barack Obama. Romney is planning to say he believes in working with other nations to help arm the rebels in their quest against the current Syria regime led by President al-Assad.
He said he would equip the Syria rebels with heavy weapons that could take out fighter jets, helicopters and tanks. The White House administration has not done so because of worrying that the weapons could end up in terrorist’s hands.
Romney is also planning on saying that the rebels in Syria must have U.S. support so we can influence and develop good relationships with the future leaders in Syria.
Romney will touch on other areas besides Syria in an attempt to make himself out as the leader of the U.S. in the tradition of peace through strength characterized by Harry Truman as well as Ronald Reagan. Romney at the same time, we cast current President Obama as a leader who is ineffective on the constantly evolving dangerous world stage.
Romney’s speech will be given later on Monday. The former governor of Massachusetts’ speech will focus on peace through strength. It will have new details about how Romney is planning to address global hotspots.
Romney will link the attack from last month in Libya at the U.S. consulate to what he calls the same forces that attacked the U.S. on 9/11/2001. He will say the attack was not a response to the movie ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad, but a planned strategic attack.