Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Mitt Romney’s criticism of Russia following President Obama’s “open mike” moment with his Russian counterpart has drawn a harsh response in Moscow.
The Republican presidential hopeful is being labeled a neo-conservative stooge, an out-of-touch politician stuck in a Cold War mindset – even a manifestation of the “Marlboro Man.”
In a CNN interview Monday, Romney called Russia “our number one geopolitical foe,” citing its support for “the world’s worst actors,” such as Syria and Iran.
The former Massachusetts governor was reacting to Obama’s unintentionally public assurance to President Dmitry Medvedev during a meeting in South Korea that he would have “more flexibility” after his presumed November re-election to deal with a long running dispute with the Russians over missile defense plans in Europe.
This article was posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 8:51 am