Romney Foreign Policy “All Over the Map” and Flunks Geography in Final Debate

Last night’s final presidential debate showed that Mitt Romney’s foreign policy positions are all over the map. He has come full circle from being a candidate who during the primaries opposed almost ever position the President has taken, to a candidate who agrees with virtually everything the President has done. It must have been painful for Republicans to watch their candidate essentially saying “On Foreign policy, I’m with that guy [President Obama].”

In addition to taking an etch-a-sketch to his positions from his campaign for President Mitt Romney managed to fail simple geography when talking about the ties between Syria and Iran.

“Maybe one of the few bright spots in the Middle East developments in the last year has been the rising of the people in Syria against [President Bashar al-] Assad. Obviously, as you know, Syria is Iran’s only Arab ally in the region. Syria is the route that allows Iran to supply Hezbollah with weapons in Lebanon. Syria is Iran’s route to the sea.”

As you can see below, even Dora the Explorer could figure out that Iran has both southern and northern borders with seas.

  16 comments for “Romney Foreign Policy “All Over the Map” and Flunks Geography in Final Debate

  1. Steve
    October 23, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Romney said at one point that Syria was Iran’s only ally in the region.

    Hey Mr. Clueless, ever heard of Iraq? We occupied that country under false pretenses, then saw to it that the Sunni-led government was demolished and replaced with a Shia dominated one. And what is Iran? Ooops…it’s Shia as well. Making Iran and Iraq suddenly on very close terms.

    Douchebag, clueless neocons.

  2. junior
    October 23, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Speaking of geography – has BHO visited all “57” states yet?

    • October 24, 2012 at 8:43 am

      from FactCheck.org:

      Claim: If any other of our presidents had stated that there were 57 states in the United States, wouldn’t you have had second thoughts about his capabilities?

      True. Obama made the mistake of saying that he had visited 57 U.S. states during a presidential campaign appearance in Oregon in 2008. He clearly meant to say 47, but slipped up.

      According to a Los Angeles Times blog item that highlighted the future president’s error, he said: “Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii, I was not allowed to go to even though I really wanted to visit, but my staff would not justify it.”

      I’m still wondering how Romney is going to create 12 million new jobs when he said government doesn’t create jobs. Does George Bush know what its like to put food on his family?

      • junior
        October 24, 2012 at 12:19 pm

        “Does George Bush know what its like to put food on his family?”

        Why would Bush put food on his family?

        • October 24, 2012 at 12:51 pm

          Because he misspoke and said that instead of “put food on the table.”

  3. Paco
    October 23, 2012 at 11:34 am

    @ Junior:

    Pres. Obama, by a slip-of the tongue, mentioned 57 states that don’t exist, and don’t represent a threat to the security of the USA…but we know what he meant, especially since he is a Constitutional scholar.
    For example, Last night moderator Schieffer also did an unfortunate slip-of-the-tongue…”OBAMA bin Laden”..and we know what he meant.
    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/obama-bin-laden-schieffer-debate-gaffe-video-125935382–election.html

    Candidate Romney misunderstood and ignored the close relationship between IRAQ and IRAN, which is a growing threat to the security of the US.

    I think common sense dictates that we should be concerned about Romney’s misunderstanding & ignorance displayed by his comment, than by Pres Obama’s or Schieffer’s slip-of-the-tongue.

    • junior
      October 23, 2012 at 12:55 pm

      Paco,

      Please provide evidence that Romney “misunderstood” or was “ignorant” about the relationship between Iraq and Iran during the debate. You just made that up out of thin air.

      Show me where either candidate said ANYTHING about the relationship between Iraq and Iran. I watched the debate and did not hear that specific relationship discussed.

      Stop making s**t up Paco. I know you dems are desperate at this point but fabricating falsehoods does your side no good.

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