The Republican candidate for president,, criticized the foreign policy of President , accusing him of weakening U.S. leadership on the world. According to observers, however, did not provide alternative plans solve the world's crises.
In a speech in Lexington, Virginia, Romney - as commentators have noted - also sought to dispel fears that his presidency would risk starting new conflicts by the U.S. military, which accused him of Obama's supporters.
He did not say it about American "exceptionalism" and the need to maintain the hegemony of the U.S. in the world, which he preached before.
He added, however, "undoing" defense budget reductions, made under President Obama. He promised for example construction, every year 15 new warships.
GOP candidate, attacked the president's policy mainly in the Middle East. He stressed that Obama's policies in the region increases the risk of an exacerbation of the conflict.
About Russia in his speech mentioned only incidentally, saying: "The implementation of an effective missile weapons to defend us from threats, and in this case there will be no flexibility.
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However, did not develop this thread, for example, without repeating his earlier criticism of the appeal by the Obama plan U.S. missile sites in Europe - in Poland and the Czech Republic - initiated by former President George W. Bush.
Romney also said that Putin "casts a shadow on the new democracies in Europe."
Starting from the recent anti-American demonstrations and attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in the Arab and Muslim, suggested that they would not have been if not for Obama's policies. He did not explain, however, what is its relationship with the voltage, and the crises in the region.
Distancing criticized the president, to the firm policy of the Israeli Prime Minister,, the Palestinians, as well as his "silence" during the revolt against the governments of the ayatollahs in Iran.
The chaos, the persistence of violence, and an increase in Iranian influence in Iraq, also blamed President Obama, accuses him that "suddenly" withdraw U.S. troops from that country.
The withdrawal of troops by the end of 2011 was in line - as Romney did not mention - the agreement concluded with the Iraqi government by the administration of President Bush.
Republican candidate dropped then Obama "lack of leadership" in the crisis in Syria.
He stated also that the president will "cooperate" in the country with "those who share our values," or the Syrian opposition, to ensure that you will receive the weapon.
When He spoke about Iran, he stressed that it is ready to introduce severe sanctions against the country. Iran is pursuing a nuclear program and is suspected of plans to arm a nuclear weapon.
But Romney did not suggest - as he did before, and what is pushing Netanyahu - that have to put Iran an ultimatum, threatening him that the West will not allow to come into possession of nuclear weapons.
Romney also announced that Afghanistan will seek to ensure "the successful transfer of tasks to protect the safety" in the hands of the Afghan army and police.The same objective is the Obama administration.
Summing policy president, Romney said that "he hopes for peace in the Middle East." - Hope is not a strategy - he added.
-All of these places, just as in the Middle East, the question is asked: Where does America stand?(...) I believe that if America doesn’t lead, others will . - others who don’t share our interests and our values - he said.
In the first comments, pointed out to the Romney, not go beyond generalities, and no specific plans solve the world's problems.
- It is still not clear what would be different, His foreign policy from the Obama policy - told MSNBC television editor in chief of the weekly "Foreign Policy", Susan Glasser.
- Hope is not a strategy - consent, but the rhetoric it is not a strategy - said in the same television analyst, David Wood.
According to the well-known journalist Fareeda Zakaria speech in Lexington confirms that Romney now addresses his message to centrist and independent voters.
- We have seen today, moderate Mitt - Zakaria told CNN television.
He pointed out, the GOP candidate, in his speech, "there were no specifics about Egypt," and pointed out that Romney, promised to prosecute the perpetrators of the murder of U.S. Ambassador in Libya - which is the same as Obama does now.
Commentators in the U.S. remind us that the Republican Party is no agreement as to the desired concept of foreign policy.
Romney adviser from the circle of the old, neo-conservative Bush administration pushing for a more assertive policy towards Iran, for example, suggest slowing down and evacuation of troops from Afghanistan.
However, the GOP also growing isolationist tendencies - a reflection of generally anti-war sentiment in American society.