Romney Must Assail Obama on Arab Spring

Monday, October 22nd, 2012 and is filed under Blog, Elections, Foreign Policy

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We’ve noted a number of times this year that many Republicans, including the likes of John McCain and Lindsey Graham, have muddled the distinction between the two parties on foreign policy by expressing more pro-Arab Spring sentiments than Obama.  Romney must provide voters with a clear contrast on foreign policy and show how Obama’s support for the Arab Spring and the intervention in Libya has strengthened Al Qaeda and Iran.

According to the latest Pew poll, Romney would be standing on solid ground in doing so:

  • Only 25% of respondents feel that the Arab Spring will lead to lasting improvements in those countries.  57% think it won’t.
  • Only 14% think these changes will be good for our national security, while 36% think that Arab Spring will be bad for the U.S.
  • And here’s the kicker: voters feel by a 54%-30% margin that it’s better to have stable governments in the Middle East even if there is less democracy.

Americans intuitively understand the mistake Jimmy Carter made by ousting the Shah in Iran.  It led to an Islamist uprising and the inception of the most dangerous Islamist nation that is endangering our nationals security 33 years later.  Romney must show how Obama is ‘Jimmy Carter and Shah times 10.’

Let’s hope and pray that the same Romney that showed up in Denver to indict Obama’s economic policy will show up again to lambast his dangerous and perverse foreign policy.