Tuesday, November 24, 2015

On Turkey, Russia And Even Mali, Romney Was Right!

Last week there was a gruesome terrorist attack in Mali.
Mali, you say?
Yes -- Mali. That's the country Mitt Romney warned about in 2012. And most of the pundits and nearly all of the mainstream media mocked him and laughed about it when he made his warning.
"Mali has been taken over, the northern part of Mali by al Qaeda type individuals," Romney said. "With Mali now having North Mali taken over by al-Qaeda, with Syria having [Bashar al-Assad] continuing to kill, to murder his own people, this is a region in tumult."
So, once again Romney was right.
And the pundits and mainstream media were wrong.
But Romney has been right again and again.
Romney warned about Turkey as well. And Turkey is now in the news for shooting down a Russian airplane. 
Here's what Romney said:
Our desire to bring our troops home, safely and soon, is met with our recognition that if Iraq descends into all-out civil war, millions could die; that Iraq’s Sunni region could become a base for Al Qaeda; that its Shia region could be seized by Iran; that Kurd tension could destabilize Turkey; and even that the broader Middle East could be drawn into conflict. The possible implications for America and for American interests from such developments could be devastating.
And Romney warned about the destabilizing effect of our withdrawl from Iraq in such a way that now seems almost prophetic.
Here's what he said:
“In Iraq, the costly gains made by our troops are being eroded by rising violence, a resurgent Al Qaeda, the weakening of democracy in Baghdad, and the rising influence of Iran. And yet, America’s ability to influence events for the better in Iraq has been undermined by the abrupt withdrawal of our entire troop presence. The president tried — and failed — to secure a responsible and gradual drawdown that would have better secured our gains.”
What's more, it's now well known and generally clear that Romney was right about Russia's threat to American security and world peace. Even when mocked by Obama, Romney refused to back down.
Here's how he explained it:
“Russia, I indicated, is a geopolitical foe… and I said in the same paragraph I said and Iran is the greatest national security threat we face. Russia does continue to battle us in the UN time and time again. I have clear eyes on this. I’m not going to wear rose-colored glasses when it comes to Russia or Mr. Putin.”

Botton line: Romney was right.
And America voted wrong.
Now, we're in one helluva mess.
Did you laugh at Romney then? Did you believe Obama and the mainstream media and the liberals who mocked Romney?
Did you vote for Obama?
Then, take a good, cold, hard look at yourself in the mirror because nobody's laughing now and the clear majority of the American people are dissatisfied with the way Obama's handling his job.

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