September 21, 2012
Filed under Opinion
President Obama’s attempt at a new beginning in foreign affairs has left much of the world unsure of America’s stance on important issues. Diplomacy with our closest ally in the Middle East, Israel, is currently unstable, while Iran is advancing its capabilities of obtaining nuclear weapons. During his 2008 campaign, he promised to renew tough diplomacy to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons while simultaneously curbing Russian aggression.
Instead, the President has promised more flexibility with Russian leaders after the election and has stood silently by as our allies ask for a strong stance and stricter sanctions on Iran. The Government Accountability Institute also reported that President Obama only attends roughly 40 percent of his national security intelligence briefings. The president’s disengagement on the foreign front has weakened the global perception of America’s foreign policy strength.
Mitt Romney on the other hand has provided a strong proposition in dealing with foreign affairs by working with Israel to maintain its military edge in the hostile region, which in return protects America’s interests. Governor Romney has also stressed the reality of Iran’s threat by saying he would like to do the following: implement a tougher round of sanctions on Iran, support the alternative to the current regime (something Obama refused to do in 2009) and implement plans to complete a missile defense system capable of protecting us and our allies against possible Iranian attacks. President Obama, under Russian pressure, decided to delay such a system early in his term.
Perhaps the need for a strong foreign policy to protect American interests has never been greater. President Obama has shown over the past four years that he is incapable of providing the international strength our country needs. If America’s foreign policy is important to you, it seems President Obama has made the choice clear. Vote for Governor Mitt Romney.