Mittens outraged he was wrong about bid Laden strategy...
Posted on: April 27, 2012 at 12:45:29 CT
In 2007, Mittens said the country would be safer by only “a small percentage” and would see “a very insignificant increase in safety” if al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was caught because another terrorist would rise to power. “It’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person,” Romney said.
As conservative writer Byron York said at the time: "Perhaps Romney should watch the tape of the planes hitting the towers again."
Apparently Romney didn't, because when then-Senator Barack Obama said he would order strikes within Pakistan against targets like Osama bin Laden with or without the support of the Pakistani government, Romney slammed him:
"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 Obama's strategy succeeded, Romney's campaign says it's wrong for the Obama campaign to point out that Romney opposed it:
"The killing of Osama bin Laden was a momentous day for all Americans and the world, and Governor Romney congratulated the military, our intelligence agencies, and the President,” Saul said in a statement. "It’s now sad to see the Obama campaign seek to use an event that unified our country to once again divide us, in order to try to distract voters’ attention from the failures of his administration."
It's called 'running on your record' and it's damn effective. It's perfectly valid to point out Mittens was wrong and Obama was right.
It's not our problem that for Mittens, the truth hurts...