Mitt Romney’s mystery tour. It’s a mystery to me that Romney’s first big foreign trip excludes Iraq and Afghanistan.
He claims the purpose is to meet with our allies and show his support for them. Where is his support for our troops and the struggling democracies that the United States has established in Iraq and Afghanistan?
In the summer of 2008, then-candidate President Barack Obama visited both countries and engaged in two days of peace talks with Jordan, Israel and the Palestinians.
Romney fully supported President George W. Bush in his rhetoric of weapons of mass destruction, the need to invade and create democracies in the Middle East. Yet he has no planned visits to Iraq or Afghanistan before the election.
Instead he is going to Poland. And Israel. And Great Britain.
This is an incredible insult to our troops, our veterans and our allies in this decade-long conflict. And it should be an embarrassment to all Americans.
Is the avoidance of Iraq and Afghanistan due to his own dodging of the draft and the fact that his five strapping sons avoided military service? Or is it because he wants no part of someone else’s war and would prefer to have his own (against Iran)?