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Mitt Romney Knew About
The Brewing Mali Conflict
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BuzzFeed, by Rosie Gray

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 1/17/2013 1:50:31 PM

After France´s military intervention in Islamist-controlled northern Mali over the weekend, the North African country has become a hot topic in the news. But one man was introducing the problems in Mali to a mainstream audience before most other politicians and commentators: Mitt Romney. During the third and final presidential debate, which focused on foreign policy, Romney slipped in an aside about Mali that attracted some derision on Twitter at the time, but now looks wise in retrospect.(Snip) At the time of the debate, Romney was receiving intelligence briefings from administration officials, a tradition for the presidential nominees

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A real President and Commander in Chief would not be sitting on his hands while Al Queada deepens and broadens its base of operation in North Africa...

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bpl40, 1/17/2013 2:01:01 PM     (No. 9122427)

It would all turn out to be futile in front of 47% parasites, moochers and freeloaders. Romney´s opponent apparently knew that well before he set foot on the stage.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 1/17/2013 2:05:23 PM     (No. 9122440)

Romney knew! And he didn´t let Obama know just to make Obama look bad. And Jeep now says they will manufacture in China. Good thing he wasn´t elected. /sarcasm off

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Catherine, 1/17/2013 2:05:25 PM     (No. 9122441)

Then he should have been serious about winning. Tiptoeing around Obama at that last debate then disappearing for the rest of the campaign - don´t care if he was right about Mali, he was the wrong one to run for the Republicans.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 1/17/2013 2:12:08 PM     (No. 9122452)

The problem OP isn´t that O is sitting on his hands on this, it is that he has sat on his hands for his entire Presidency. Weakness will always be tested by evil. So #1, there is no quick, specific advice.

Al Quada knows nothing will be done.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mabeldog, 1/17/2013 2:17:20 PM     (No. 9122465)

Everything Mitt Romney said during the campaign will be proven to be true.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 1/17/2013 2:20:03 PM     (No. 9122480)

How many National Intellegence Briefings has Obama skipped now? How many Jobs Summits?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/17/2013 2:28:14 PM     (No. 9122496)

We should immediately review the initial estimates of the gummint in the
Electoral College, and then, as needed,
demand a more accurate recount.

The inauguration isn´t for a few more daze, after all.

GAWD help us otherwise.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 1/17/2013 2:44:33 PM     (No. 9122536)

C´mon, guys! If Stinky the Gunrunner was weak or ignorant about Mali, then the 9/11 terrorists accidentally flew those jets into the Twin Towers. Wake up, everybody! The fox lives in the hen house.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 1/17/2013 2:45:04 PM     (No. 9122538)

#1, please see #5! This armchair quarterback would suggest we first know who the enemy is and what our objective is. It´s the Jihadist and their leaders and our objective ougshould be to kill em. We were forced into this war by 9/11 and started with a dire warning to those who would harbor or aid terrorists. It quickly faded into State Dept mumbo jumbo of coalition building, UN sanctions, changing hearts and minds, human rights, governance, women´s rights, etc, which all may be good things, but not job one IMHO. US businesses should have gotten ALL contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan in conjunction with local partners to carry out the simplistic Powell Doctrine that if we break it, we fix it.

Mali--no US ground troops, but move the AFRICOM joint command from Stuggart Germany to Nigeria, let the incoming commander Gen Rodriguez be a soldier and not a diplomat (remove the State Depart staff currently in that command) and train the regional forces to act a surrogates to capture and hold AlQueda territory and find and kill the enemy.

A start, but Zero won´t do this with out Congress, particularly the newly created subcommitte Ros-Lehtenin chairs on NoAfrica/ME kicking butt...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Penney, 1/17/2013 2:51:17 PM     (No. 9122560)

The dems´ media elected 0bama using lies about Romney and covering for 0bama´s disasterous statist agenda, ´every-which-way.´

Hmmm, ...The lsm shuns the U.S. Constitution, authentic investagative journalism and the will of the American people, as does the dem party´s politicos in office. (-Pelosi even cavalierly changes her oath of office?!!!) ...Ergo, time to shun the dems´ theatrical illusionary media/hollyweird/politicos as they are totally discredited!

Back at-cha, statists.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: horacer, 1/17/2013 3:43:41 PM     (No. 9122642)

The ignorant American press are the ones who didn´t know. There are American trainers on the ground right now helping train troops from a number of W African countries. A lot will depend on how far north France intends to push. To hold land France will need US troops. That whole Libya thing is really working out great.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Quaestio, 1/17/2013 4:45:13 PM     (No. 9122742)

Significant numbers of women were stockpiling birth control and even tampons in case Romney won. I have yet to hear anyone, all the Romney-haters, the GOP, anyone, explain how Mr. Romeny was supposed to fight that level of stupidity on the left and the level of I-won´t-vote-for-him-because-he´s-not-Reagen-reincarnated on the right. Even with the media lying every night about the state of the economy and world affairs, fewer people voted for Obama. I blame the stay-at home conservatives and always will.

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