Romney To Go After Obama On Libya

This should create a lot of whining and complaining from Team Obama, and force them to either defend or refute their terrible handling of Libya

(Politico) Using his harshest language yet, Mitt Romney will go after President Barack Obama on Monday over the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Libya.

In a tough foreign policy speech at the Virginia Military Institute here, the GOP presidential nominee will link the attacks in Benghazi — including the killing of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens — to a broader critique of Obama’s foreign policy as naïve and weak.

“The attacks on America last month should not be seen as random acts,” Romney plans to say. “They are expressions of a larger struggle that is playing out across the broader Middle East — a region that is now in the midst of the most profound upheaval in a century. And the fault lines of this struggle can be seen clearly in Benghazi itself.”

Besides Virginia’s role as a prized swing state, campaign officials said they chose VMI as the venue because George Marshall — the former Army chief of staff during WWII who became secretary of State and then Defense during the early years of the Cold War — is an alumnus. Romney will open and close his speech with homage to Marshall, quoting Winston Churchill to praise Marshall for always fighting against “defeatism, discouragement and disillusion.”

Romney advisers say Romney will try to position himself as the continuation of a bipartisan foreign policy tradition going back to Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan that emphasizes U.S. strength.

This should be interesting, and a far cry from Obama’s “leading from the golf course/campaign trail, er, behind” approach, as well as his belief that all he has to do is make a quick speech, say “get it done”, and things will just work out. Obama just isn’t willing to put in the hard work necessary to do the job. That’s not something you can ever ascribe to Romney, a guy who, for instance, was spending 70+ hours a week when he took over the Salt Lake Olympics.

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