In his first comprehensive foreign policy speech Monday, Oct. 8, Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney said: “The relationship between the US President and prime minister of Israel, our closest ally in the region, has suffered great strains. This is a dangerous situation… that has emboldened our mutual adversaries especially Iran.”
In a statement focusing mainly on the Middle East, he pledged to reaffirm America's historic ties with Israel and commitment to its security. “The world must never see daylight between our two nations,” Romney said and went on “to put Iran on notice that the US and our friends and allies will prevent them from acquiring nuclear weapons capability… and work with Israeli to increase our military assistance and coordination.”
He blamed the murder of four diplomats in Benghazi on terrorists and accused President Obama of abandoning America’s friends. He was also charged with failing on the Palestinian issue.
Gov. Romney promised to “roll back defense cuts and abandon the Obama principle of “leading from behind.” If America does not lead, others will,” he stressed.