August 31, 2012 Leave a comment
By Lauren Appelbaum, Political Director
Tampa, Fla., Aug. 31 – Republican nominee for president Mitt Romney criticized President Obama Thursday evening for the handling of several situations in the Middle East – including Israel and Iran.
During the speech where he officially accepted the Republican nomination., Romney called for the U.S. to take a stronger role in the relationship.
“President Obama has thrown allies like Israel under the bus, even as he has relaxed sanctions on Castro’s Cuba,” Romney said to boos that were directed at Obama’s Israel policies.
Romney praised Obama for taking out Osama bin Laden but then said, “America is less secure today because he has failed to slow Iran’s nuclear threat.”
“Obama said we should talk to Iran,” Romney said. “We’re still talking and Iran’s centrifuges are still spinning.’