Romney was unequivocal that USA aid to foreign countries would be predicated on nations’ respect for their citizens and protecting our diplomats and property abroad. He would send weapons to the Syrian rebels to prevent Iran from gaining a stronghold in the region since Iran is supplying weapons to Assad. Finally, Romney promised to pursue a two state solution between Israel and the Palestinians and work to ensure Afghanistan can effectively manage its own security against the constant threat of Islamic terrorists.
As Romney laid out his foreign policy goals, it seemed like a lot to promise but that’s because President Obama has done so little. When was the last time we heard, Obama defend the ideals of America: freedom, peace and prosperity, as Romney fiercely did?
Instead our president apologizes for America’s greatness, strives to appease our enemies and scorn’s success. After years of being lectured to about our shortcomings, Americans need a leader like Romney who believes “The 21st century can and must be an American century” and will accept nothing less. That’s the road to recovery.
If this speech was a tease of what Romney will unleash on Obama during the upcoming foreign policy debate, Obama may want to read some Cliff notes on foreign policy and liberals may want to brace themselves for a sequel better than the prequel.