Friday, September 14, 2012

Romney Will Protect Our Embassies?

Mitt Romney's foreign policy team is claiming that the current Mideast uprisings wouldn't be happening if Romney were President.  Apparently they are going to pursue this theme tonight in interviews with the Washington Post.

Romney foreign policy adviser Richard Williamson claims 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.
Well, Mr. Williamson, are we forgetting how well we protected "sovereign American property" during the Bush years.  Romney really thinks he'd stop this?  Gimme a break.  
(The following list has been reproduced all over the Internet in the last two days.  I'm not sure of its origin.  I will include links as I find them.)
  • June 14, 2002, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan. Suicide bomber kills 12 and injures 51. 
  • February 20, 2003, international diplomatic compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  Truck bomb kills 17.
  • February 28, 2003, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan.  Gunmen on motorcycles killed two consulate guards. 
  • July 30, 2004, U.S. embassy in Taskkent, Uzbekistan.  Suicide bomber kills two.
  • December 6, 2004, U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  Militants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. Five killed, 10 wounded. 
  • March 2, 2006, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan.  Suicide car bomber killed four, including a U.S. diplomat directly targeted by the assailants. 
  • September 12, 2006, U.S. embassy in Damascus, Syria. Gunmen attacked embassy with grenades, automatic weapons, and a car bomb (though second truck bomb failed to detonate). One killed and 13 wounded.
  • January 12, 2007, U.S. embassy in Athens, Greece.  A rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the embassy building. No one was injured. 
  • July 9, 2008, U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.  Armed men attacked consulate with pistols and shotguns. Three policemen killed. 
  • March 18, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana'a, Yemen.  Mortar attack misses embassy, hits nearby girls' school instead. 
  • September 17, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana'a, Yemen.  Militants dressed as policemen attacked the embassy with RPGs, rifles, grenades and car bombs. Six Yemeni soldiers and seven civilians were killed. Sixteen more were injured.
What's wrong with this man Romney?  He avoided the draft (even though he demonstrated in support of it), but now he thinks he would be the tough guy (as if that is a good thing) in terms of foreign policy?  He has absolutely NO experience in foreign policy?  Well, he's got those guys from the Bush administration to help him.  I guess they know something!

Oh yeah.. And maybe.. just maybe... he can see Russia from his California mansion.... from the top of the car elevator?

Update October 22, 2012: 
Commentary and links about the above graph can be found HERE.


  1. Post this on Ryan and Romney's FB pages and Twitter accounts!

  2. Take the first sentence, and substitute Trump's name for Romney's, and we're up to date.


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