As Mitt Romney prepares to milk the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and Ambassador Chris Stevens’s death for his own political advantage, it’s important to remember why he is doing so.
Mitt Romney, like George W. Bush, didn’t really care about tracking down bin Laden. “I don’t think its worth moving heaven and earth to find one person,” he said — back in 2007.
It wasn’t until after President Obama found him, killed him, and dumped his ass into the ocean that Romney realized that Obama’s success in that regard might pose a problem for him. So now, of course, Romney needs to turn the success into a failure while at the same time trying to take credit for it. It’s classic RomneyShambles.
The concerted effort by Republicans (with a healthy assist from Sean Hannity and the rest of
GOP Fox News) to turn Obama’s foreign policy success into a policy failure has been going on for quite some time now. One idiot at Forbes Magazine, outright claimed that killing Osama bin Laden was a foreign policy failure because we should have held him for questioning so that we could take down all of al Qaeda, or some such nonsense.
So to recap, here’s what Romney: Classic said back in 2007.
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