Here’s what Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney had to say about Russia in his acceptance speech last week:
President Obama has thrown allies like Israel under the bus, even as he has relaxed sanctions on Castro’s Cuba. He abandoned our friends in Poland by walking away from our missile defense commitments, but is eager to give Russia’s President Putin the flexibility he desires, after the election. Under my administration, our friends will see more loyalty, and Mr. Putin will see a little less flexibility and more backbone. We will honor America’s democratic ideals because a free world is a more peaceful world. This is the bipartisan foreign policy legacy of Truman and Reagan. And under my presidency we will return to it once again.
That’s pretty awesome, heartening stuff, and goes to show how radically American foreign policy can be transformed by an election. Not once in Russia’s entire history has the pathetic country ever transferred power between ideological opposites like Obama and Romney, while America has done it over and over again, most recently moving from George Bush to Obama. You know how right Romney is from Russia’s frenzied reaction.
Romey has it exactly right on Russia, as he has done from the start. While Obama has done nothing but lie about Putin’s malignant regime, Romney and other Republicans like Marco Rubio have been working on a responsible policy based on American moral leadership. They see the clear threat posed by the Putin dictatorship to American interests, and they are prepared to take dramatic action to reverse the failed and cowardly policies of Barack Obama.
It’s about time. For too long, America has betrayed its values in Russia, turning its back on the opposition movement and watching that movement disintegrate and wither as its leaders are murdered or jailed. For too long, America has been unwilling to stand up to Russian barbarism because its craven president wanted to claim he had “reset” relations with Russia and turned an enemy into a friend. For too long, America has pursued the policies of Neville Chamberlain where the polices of Ronald Reagan were wanted.
It’s about time for America to turn out the cowards of the Obama regime and tender power to leaders who will make America rise up and live out the true meaning if her creed.