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Romney Calls for Action on Syria

Posted By admin On May 30, 2012 @ 8:51 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

MARK LANDLER
NY Times [1]
May 30, 2012

WASHINGTON — The massacre of more than 100 civilians, many of them children, in Syria over the weekend has presented Mitt Romney with a new opportunity to sound a familiar theme: that President Obama’s foreign policy is feckless and lacking in courage.

Mr. Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, condemned Mr. Obama on Tuesday for a “policy of paralysis” toward Syria that he said had allowed President Bashar al-Assad to “slaughter 10,000 individuals.”

But Mr. Romney’s own prescriptions for ending the mounting death toll in Syria have been less definitive than his denunciations of the president.

He called for the United States to “work with partners to organize and arm Syrian opposition groups so they can defend themselves” — a policy that goes somewhat further than Mr. Obama’s but falls short of the airstrikes advocated by Republicans like Senators John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

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[1] NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/world/middleeast/romney-condemns-obamas-syria-policy.html?_r=1&hp&pagewanted=print

[2] Having dispatched Romney, Obama faces Iran, Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/having-dispatched-romney-obama-faces-iran-syria.html

[3] Romney Vows To Arm Al-Qaeda Terrorists In Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/romney-vows-to-arm-al-qaeda-terrorists-in-syria.html

[4] Obama wrong over Syria action, says top general: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-wrong-over-syria-action-says-top-general.html

[5] U.N. Says Action Needed to Prevent Civil War in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-n-says-action-needed-to-prevent-civil-war-in-syria.html

[6] Ankara vows to take ‘necessary action’ after Syria shoots down Turkish jet: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ankara-vows-to-take-necessary-action-after-syria-shoots-down-turkish-jet.html

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