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Thanks -- today governor Mitt Romney shifting his focus away from the academy he is now blasting President Obama on foreign policy.
Tomorrow governor Romney -- for a trip to England Poland and Israel but first while he remains an American soil he is slamming President Obama for his treatment of Israel.
Since I wouldn't venture into another country to question American foreign policy.
I'll tell you right here before I leave what I think of this administration's shabby treatment.
Of one of our finest friends.
President Obama is fond of lecturing Israel's leaders.
-- would -- he was even caught by a microphone deriding them.
He's undermined their position.
Which was tough enough as it was.
And even at the United Nations.
To the enthusiastic applause event Israel's enemies.
He spoke as if our closest ally -- the Middle East.
Was the problem.
The people of Israel deserve better than what they receive from the leader of the free world.
And the course.
And the course of accusations and threats and insults at the United Nations should never again include the voice of the president of the United States.
Korean ambassador John Bolton joins us and an early endorser and might -- governor Ronnie -- what haven't we done.
For Israel the program governor Romney says that we've had some -- shabby treatment of Israel by this present but what haven't we done.
Well for the first three and a half years of the Obama administration we've acted like Israel building apartments in East Jerusalem is the principal threat to international peace and security in the Middle East we've looked at the region.
Through the wrong end of the telescope.
And I think by putting the the burden the responsibility.
For all of the turmoil in the region on Israel.
By relieving the Palestinians of any real obligation to negotiate he's actually set the peace process back.
And I think that has that kind of set a standard I think beyond that.
Did the treatment of Iran's nuclear weapons program has been profoundly mishandled I don't see that.
Just as an Israeli issue I think Iran's quest for nuclear weapons is a global threat but obviously Israel is the most immediately affected by that well -- Yes I'm particularly -- -- about this trip is that he is setting the agenda Vice President Biden at a tweet earlier tonight they'll put up on the screen which Vice President Biden said he -- President Obama.
Has done more for Israel's security than any president since Harry Truman so obviously you know that's ridiculous but that's just predict.
-- this is the most past our president since the State of Israel was created he's demonstrated that hostility right from the beginning of his administration.
Those speeches governor Romney referred to -- the United Nations going back to September of 2009.
Where he lay out his view that Israel should be confined.
To the 1967.
Boundaries really the 1949 cease fire lines unless the Palestinians agreed to.
-- -- this has been very very restrictive on Israel and it has cost the United States and Israel and its Arab friends in the regions.
Intensive diplomacy -- the fact that he hasn't been to Israel as president's first trip overseas trip I think was to -- the front correct and that.
Out there there's a lot of sort of chatter about that is that does that resonate just make any difference in Israel -- symbolic -- is something we in the media chatter about.
Well I think it's it's symbolic but it it comes with an edge to -- the fact that the president went to Egypt to give a major speech to the Muslim world but couldn't find time to slip into Israel even for a visit you can't miss the symbolism of that I think though it is the broader.
And this treatment of Israel and denigrating its role as an important ally not understanding.
The contribution it has made the security in the Middle East that's the real problem.
But he's there wasn't and -- -- possible problem I and a fear of death for a charity -- prime minister Tony Blair he said that he as a as a special.
Is a special envoy trying to resolve things in the region.
He said to me that he told his wife that he'd been to the area since he's -- prime minister -- 83 times.
And she said to him it's out of how many times have gone -- it's and -- -- -- product.
Well but I think the -- this issue is tease him.
-- setting standard applies to the -- -- administration and after having.
Created a conceptual framework that Israel is the problem and that's fundamentally when it comes down to that the Israeli intransigence.
In not making.
More concessions to the Palestinians is the obstacle to peace what is he achieved zip -- what is governor Romney is.
-- district issue once you want to achieve well I think he's demonstrating part of the key point he -- in the speech to the VFW today and that is that -- strong American presence in the world.
Together with our -- systems helps guarantee sustained prosperity here at home.
And then and America will under his administration will treat its friends like friends and its adversaries like adversaries.
And it -- -- like France governor Romney end up.
Benjamin Netanyahu and they've been friends for that known each other for years and I'm if -- -- I'm going back two days in Boston Consulting Group.
Which is what about thirty years going back at least if they've known each other.
In terms of the recession -- trip to -- what governor Romney's going from the from London Israel to -- and what does he -- what is he attempted to impose.
-- I expect he's going to hear from a number of polish leaders he wants to meet with Lech Walesa.
And -- hear what it's like to be on the edge of Russia's sphere of influence is it uses its oil and natural gas weapons to pressure eastern and Central -- To learn about some of the difficulties inside the European Union it's a very valuable opportunity to hear from.
A first class American ally in Poland what the situation in Europe -- -- today he said that he is making his criticism on American sellout I guess that's to tell us that while he's overseas tell America that he won't be making I had taken no swipes at the president Obama's foreign policy.
I think -- campaign has made it clear he's going to listen to a lot of different people you know in London it's not just attending the opening ceremony of the Olympics a lot of heads of state and foreign ministers will be there with their -- still have a chance for bilateral meeting so I really will be a working visit.
And Anderson says that we don't as a practice I mean.
-- politicians -- politicians but represents United States aren't supposed to make up.
Critical remark overseas well I think it's very commendable that he's gonna try and uphold that standard they're very few politicians are still bill.
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