Mitt Romney totally disagrees with Mitt Romney
One more thing about Karl Rove’s pathetic attempt to rewrite history and deny President Obama the credit he deserves for bringing Osama bin Laden to justice: his favorite candidate, Mitt Romney, opposed President Obama’s strategy.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney criticized Democrat Barack Obama on Friday for vowing to strike al Qaeda targets inside Pakistan if necessary as the Obama camp issued a strident defense of his plan.
This was in 2007, and then-Senator Obama made it clear that if he were presented with information leading to al Qaeda targets (including, of course, bin Laden), that he would take action—even if Pakistan refused.
“If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf won’t act, we will,” Obama said.
President Obama kept his promise and his decision brought bin Laden to justice. But Romney couldn’t have been more clear in his opposition to the course President Obama ultimately took:
“I do not concur in the words of Barack Obama in a plan to enter an ally of ours… I don’t think those kinds of comments help in this effort to draw more friends to our effort,” Romney told reporters on the campaign trail. [...] Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who is one of the Republican front-runners, said U.S. troops “shouldn’t be sent all over the world.” He called Obama’s comments “ill-timed” and “ill-considered.”
But now that Romney’s position has been proven wrong, he says he supported the president’s approach all along. That’s bull. Mitt Romney might wish he were an Etch-A-Sketch capable of erasing history with a few shakes of his wrist, and his campaign might believe that he is, but as he’s going to find out in this campaign, he’s not.