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Romney promises to arm Syrian rebels if elected president

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by Joseph Ernest  October 8, 2012     

Newscast Media LEXINGTON, VaIn a speech to demonstrate his grasp on foreign policy, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney told an audience at the Virginia Military Institute that the incumbent Barack Obama was passive in dealing with the Middle East crisis.

"The greater tragedy of it all is that we're missing an historic opportunity to win new friends who share our values in the Middle East," Romney said. "Unfortunately, so many of these people who could be our friends feel that our president is indifferent to their quest for freedom and dignity." 

Romney said he would work with allies in the Middle East and the rebels who refer to themselves as Friends of Syria, in order to bring stability in the region.

"Iran is sending arms to Assad because they know his downfall would be a strategic defeat for them. We should be working no less vigorously through our international partners to support the many Syrians who would deliver that defeat to Iran -- rather than sitting on the sidelines," Romney added. 

In regard to the Libyan attacks, Romney once again criticized Obama and said, "As the administration has finally conceded, these attacks were the deliberate work of terrorists who use violence to impose their dark ideology on others."

However, Romney may not be familiar with the ramifications that could come out of attempting to impose western democracy in the Middle East. The possibility of sleeper cells being activated around the world, and Hezbollah's close proximity to Israel will complicate any attempts to arm one side of the current battle in the Middle East.

The next presidential debate will be held on October 16, in New York, covering foreign and domestic policy.   Add Comments>>








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