Romney Slams Obama’s Horrible Treatment of Israel


romney-obamaMitt Romney assailed President Barack Obama for foreign policies he said have weakened the U.S., charging the administration with leaking security secrets, proposing dangerous defense-spending cuts, and mistreating allies including Israel while failing to effectively cripple Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

In a wide-ranging speech on the eve of a six-day trip overseas, the presumed Republican presidential nominee called for a tougher U.S. negotiating stance with Iran and a special counsel to investigate what he said were politically motivated disclosures of national security information by Obama’s aides.

Romney told the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Reno, Nevada, that Obama’s policies have “exposed the military to cuts that no one can justify, compromised our national- security secrets, and in dealings with other nations, he has given trust where it is not earned, insult where it was not deserved, and apology where it is not due.”

The former Massachusetts governor called for the U.S. to insist that Iran cease all enrichment of uranium — rather than limit it to 5 percent, as administration officials have indicated they might accept — as part of any agreement on its nuclear program.

“A clear line has to be drawn,” Romney said, taking a position that mirrors Israel’s on Iran. “There must be a full suspension of any enrichment whatsoever, period.”

Romney accused the incumbent president of being “fond of lecturing Israel’s leaders.”

“He has undermined their position, which was tough enough as it was. And even at the United Nations, to the enthusiastic applause of Israel’s enemies, he spoke as if our closest ally in the Middle East was the problem,” Romney said.

The people of Israel “deserve better than what they have received from the leader of the free world,” added Romney.

He said the Obama administration “betrayed” the trust of America’s closest allies, namely Israel.

Romney warned that “there is no greater danger in the world today than the prospect of the ayatollahs in Tehran possessing nuclear weapons capability.”

{Noam Newscenter with reporting by Newsmax}