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Romney slams Obama, Clinton for 'failed foreign policy'

Mitt Romney is going on the attack against President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, saying their foreign policy is so flawed it’s left the United States “without acceptable options.”

The former GOP presidential nominee wrote an op-ed in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal and starts it off by asking “Why are there no good choices?”

He cites Syria, Egypt, Iraq and Afghanistan as places where the U.S. is a losing situation.

Romney lays into Obama for having bad timing.

A large part of the answer is our leader’s terrible timing. In virtually every foreign-affairs crisis we have faced these past five years, there was a point when America had good choices and good options. There was a juncture when America had the potential to influence events. But we failed to act at the propitious point

He goes on to say that we’ve lost worldwide respect under Obama’s leadership.

President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton traveled the world in pursuit of their promise to reset relations and to build friendships across the globe. Their failure has been painfully evident: It is hard to name even a single country that has more respect and admiration for America today than when President Obama took office, and now Russia is in Ukraine. Part of their failure, I submit, is due to their failure to act when action was possible, and needed.

Obama’s former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor, along with Dan Pfeiffer, a senior adviser to the president both chimed in on Romney’s piece:

h/t: USA Today