Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, writing in the pages of the Wall Street Journal, sharply criticized President Barack Obama’s administration for missing a series of opportunities to pursue America’s interests abroad. He said that, as a result of Obama’s critical inaction at various periods, America has “no good options” to address a variety of crises today.
“Russia owns Crimea and all we can do is sanction and disinvite—and wring our hands,” Romney wrote. “When protests in Ukraine grew and violence ensued, it was surely evident to people in the intelligence community—and to the White House—that President Putin might try to take advantage of the situation to capture Crimea, or more.”
He added that blood continues to be shed in Syria where America can do nothing but watch or ally with al Qaeda-backed opposition rebels.
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