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‘No-Riot Romney’

Richard Williamson

Richard Williamson

A top Romney foreign policy advisor, Richard Williamson, said today the embassy violence in the Middle East wouldn’t be happening under a Romney presidency.

There’s a pretty compelling story that if you had a President Romney, you’d be in a different situation. For the first time since Jimmy Carter, we’ve had an American ambassador assassinated.

In Egypt and Libya and Yemen, again demonstrations — the respect for America has gone down, there’s not a sense of American resolve, and we can’t even protect sovereign American property.

He has a crystal ball, perhaps? Gee, with such prescience, why hasn’t he been advising the president? Together they could have prevented all this. Oh, that’s right. Obama’s a Democrat. We certainly can’t have Republicans working with Democrats for the good of the country. Just think, Chris Stevens and his three embassy staffers would still be alive if only Williamson had shared his unique insight with the president. Or maybe he just thinks he’ll get Romney elected and then roll back the clock a few months and undo all this violence.

If wishes were horses, Mr. Williamson. If wishes were horses.

As for things being better with Romney in the White House … we got a taste of his foreign diplomacy abilities (presumably with Williamson’s expert advice) when he insulted the Brits about their Olympic preparations. And we got another taste of it when he went off half-cocked Tuesday night and accused the president of apologizing to the rioting Muslims. It’s beginning to look like the only thing Mitt Romney knows about foreign policy is how to open offshore bank accounts.

12 Comments »

  1. What a foolish statement. But what I keep thinking about is what the director of this film/clip/scene – whatever it is – is now thinking. To know that something you created sparked violent protests in several countries and one killed three Americans.

    • The man is a bigoted, hateful fool. He surely knew he would likely spark riots if the film gained wide circulation, which it did thanks to Egyptian television. He might not have anticipated American deaths, but his behavior was inexcusably reckless.

"Nothing is more dangerous than ignorance and intolerance armed with power." ~ Voltaire

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