Romney criticized Obama in 2007 for saying he’d go into Pakistan unilaterally to get Osama

You may have that this past weekend Romney tried to diminish the US strike against Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, saying “any president” would have ordered the raid. What he forgot to add was, “any president but President Romney.” Mediaite dug up an old Romney quote from 2007, criticizing then candidate Obama for saying he’d go into Pakistan, unilaterally if need be, if we had actionable intelligence that an Al Qaeda threat was there:

“I do not concur in the words of Barack Obama in a plan to enter an ally of ours… I don’t think those kinds of comments help in this effort to draw more friends to our effort,” Romney told reporters on the campaign trail….

“If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf won’t act, we will,” Obama said.

Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who is one of the Republican front-runners, said U.S. troops “shouldn’t be sent all over the world.” He called Obama’s comments “ill-timed” and “ill-considered.””

So for the record, there is one president who wouldn’t have ordered the attack against Osama bin Laden. That would be President Romney.

The man just cannot be consistent about anything.


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