Romney Blasts Obama, Hillary Clinton For Failed Leadership: “Why Are America’s Hands So Tied?”

March 19, 2014 1:35 pmViews: 3464

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In a scathing editorial in the Wall Street Journal, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney blasted both President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the foreign policy disaster we have now and especially the Ukraine/Crimea crisis. Romney scolded Obama and Clinton because, " Their failure has been painfully evident." We couldn't agree more.

From Benghazi, to Egypt, to Libya, to Syria and now to Putin's annexation of Crimea in the Ukraine, the Obama administration's handling of all these issues has been abject failure. The only thing Obama and his spokesperson's are any good at is going on Sunday talk shows like Meet the Press and bamboozling American's into thinking they really aren't as incompetent as they appear to be.

We have such a narcissistic president that while Vladimir Putin is busy annexing lands that don't belong to him by using a secret military force with no insignia on their uniforms, Barack Obama is busy filling out his NCAA Tournament bracket.

How can this man, the low information voter elected as president, even be taken seriously.

Read more below from The Hill:

Former Massachusetts governor and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is taking aim at President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for foreign policy decisions in Ukraine and other global hot spots.

“Why, across the world, are America's hands so tied?” he asks in an op-ed published Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal entitled “The Price of Failed Leadership.”

Romney writes that Obama and Clinton “traveled the world in pursuit of their promise to reset relations and to build friendships across the globe.”

“Their failure has been painfully evident: It is hard to name even a single country that has more respect and admiration for America today than when President Obama took office, and now Russia is in Ukraine. Part of their failure, I submit, is due to their failure to act when action was possible, and needed,” Romney adds

“Able leaders anticipate events, prepare for them, and act in time to shape them. My career in business and politics has exposed me to scores of people in leadership positions, only a few of whom actually have these qualities,” he writes. “Some simply cannot envision the future and are thus unpleasantly surprised when it arrives. Some simply hope for the best. Others succumb to analysis paralysis, weighing trends and forecasts and choices beyond the time of opportunity.”

Romney blames part of the problems in Crimea, North Korea, Syria, Egypt, Iraq and Afghanistan on “terrible timing.”

“In virtually every foreign-affairs crisis we have faced these past five years, there was a point when America had good choices and good options,” he writes. “There was a juncture when America had the potential to influence events. But we failed to act at the propitious point; that moment having passed, we were left without acceptable options.”

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