Maybe Romney could have waited another few hours after the killing of our ambassador to Libya but does anyone still think that Obama has any idea of what he’s doing with regard to foreign policy?
Yet after disastrous attacks on U.S. people and places in Egypt and Libya – and thoroughly unconvincing claims by the administration that such deadly violence “is not an expression of hostility in the broader sense toward the United States or U.S. policy” – it was Mitt Romney who got tagged as having “the worst week in Washington.” According to the media, Romney had finally crossed a line no decent human being ever dare cross by criticizing a sitting president while protesters demonstrated outside something like 20 U.S. embassies around the globe.
As Obama spokesperson Jen Psaki put it, Romney’s willingness to criticize the president “does raise a question of whether his team is ready for prime time when it comes to these issues.”
You got that? Obama is the president, is the guy who extended the U.S. commitment in Afghanistan, still has folks in Iraq, unilaterally decided to drop bombs in Libya (where our ambassador and other people were just killed by an RPG-armed mob ostensibly annoyed at a YouTube clip), maintains a kill list, and pursues drone strikes in countries such as Pakistan and Yemen (sites of demonstrations). But it’s Mitt Romney who’s the screwup.