THE WHERE IN THE world is Mitt Romney? tour is leaving out two of the most critical areas of U.S. foreign policy, particularly Afghanistan, but also Iraq.
Mr. Romney landed in London amid bizarre statements from his campaign team about “Anglo-Saxon” pride, which caught the attention of Vice Pres. Joe Biden, who released this statement.
“Despite his promises that politics stops at the water’s edge, Governor Romney’s wheels hadn’t even touched down in London before his advisors were reportedly playing politics with international diplomacy, attempting to create daylight between the United States and the United Kingdom where none exists. Our special relationship with the British is stronger than ever and we are proud to work hand-in-hand with Prime Minister Cameron to confront every major national security challenge we face today. On every major issue — from Afghanistan to missile defense, from the fight against international terrorism to our success in isolating countries like Iran whose nuclear programs threaten peace and stability — we’ve never been more in sync. The comments reported this morning are a disturbing start to a trip designed to demonstrate Governor Romney’s readiness to represent the United States on the world’s stage. Not surprisingly, this is just another feeble attempt by the Romney campaign to score political points at the expense of this critical partnership. This assertion is beneath a presidential campaign.”
It says something that the man who wants to be commander in chief isn’t making stops in war zones, but is instead choosing safer spots for photo ops and fundraisers.