POSTED: Monday, October 8, 2012 - 5:58pm
UPDATED: Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 5:01pm
tyler, tx — I finally heard some foreign policy this morning in a speech. Unfortunately, it was not from the president.
It was from challenger, Mitt Romney.
George Washington once said, "in a time of peace, prepare for war."
Romney spoke of a lot of old warriors today like General George Marshall. You know, brilliant men who knew something about winning a war. He spoke from the Virginia Military Institute where Marshall was a student.
Romney , I think, rightfully, accused the president of fundamentally misunderstanding the threat of radical Islam. President Obama is rejecting six decades of bipartisan consensus by not flexing more U.S. muscle on the world stage.
Romney spoke of how we mishandled the situation in Libya . The president's first reaction was to blame an Internet video mocking Islam. We're still fighting about was it a movie that caused the destruction or terrorism.
Romney is right when he says "Hope is not a strategy."
We cannot support our friends and defeat our enemies in the Middle East when our words are not backed up by deeds, when our defense spending is being arbitrarily and deeply cut, when we have no trade agenda to speak of, and the perception of our strategy is not one of partnership, but of passivity."
We need leadership.
That's my point of view, what's yours?