Mitt Romney was criticized by these tools for not mentioning Afghanistan during his acceptance speech Thursday night. But mindreader Joe Biden knows Romney’s got big plans.
Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday that Republican rival Mitt Romney is “ready to go to war in Syria and Iran” while hurting the middle class.
The warning came during a campaign stop in York, Pa., designed to promote President Barack Obama’s economic policies among white, working-class voters. The thrust of Biden’s pitch has been that America is digging out from the 2008 economic collapse and that Romney would take the country backward. But Biden, a foreign policy heavyweight, also cautioned voters that Romney would adopt a foreign policy that favors confrontation over cooperation.
“He said it was a mistake to end the war in Iraq and bring all of our warriors home,” Biden said of Romney. “He said it was a mistake to set an end date for our warriors in Afghanistan and bring them home. He implies by the speech that he’s ready to go to war in Syria and Iran. ”
Romney has forcefully criticized Obama on foreign policy, particularly in the Middle East. He has faulted Obama for allowing the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad to remain in power and has pledged to defend US ally Israel, even if that means strikes on Iran’s suspected nuclear facilities.
They’ll do anything but talk about the economy.