Foreign policy expert Andy Martin: Mitt Romney is right to criticize Obama
Republican foreign policy expert Andy Martin will hold a
news conference today, Wednesday September 12th to strongly support and endorse presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s critical remarks concerning the foreign policy failures which culminated in the murder of New York diplomats in U. S. and the storming of the U S Embassy in Libya . Andy says “Washington Republicans have it wrong, and Romney has it right. The American people will instinctively grasp the correctness of Romney’s criticism of President Obama’s foreign policy failures. Now is the time, not after the election.” Andy will go even further, and call for the resignation of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton because of her foreign policy conflicts with Bill Clinton’s “Global Initiative.” Cairo
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ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW YORK NEWS CONFERENCE
ATTENTION NATIONAL AND NEW YORK DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Republican foreign policy expert Andy Martin backs Mitt Romney in Romney’s fight with liberal media, Washington establishment
Andy says Secretary of State Clinton should step down because of her obvious conflict of interest with the Clinton Global Initiative
Andy says the Obama/Clinton foreign policy is a complete failure and Clinton’s endless stream of “mush words” are viewed with contempt in the Muslim world
Andy says the “October surprise” arrived early, in September, and dooms President Obama to reelection defeat
Andy says we need a president who will stand up for the American people, not a president who has promised to “stand up with the Muslims” in the event of a crisis
Andy has been to Southwest Asia, Afghanistan, Iran and many other countries in the region where Muslim fanatics are raging against America
Andy accuses liberal media of trying to “muzzle” Romney to protect Obama and to avoid a vigorous foreign policy debate during the presidential campaign
(NEW YORK) (September 12, 2012) Republican foreign policy expert and conservative blogger Andy Martin will hold a New York news conference today to strongly support Governor Mitt Romney’s criticism of the Obama Administration’s foreign policy. Andy will also call for the resignation of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“First, a brief apology to Governor Romney,” Andy will note. “I have wanted to issue my formal endorsement of Governor Romney for about a month, and because of all of the other news events and our own special operations seeking to defeat President Obama for reelection, I dilly dallied issuing my formal statement in support of Governor Romney. Mitt, my apologies. I will be issuing a formal endorsement of Governor Romney next week in Manchester, New Hampshire when I announce the formation of an independent PAC, “Romney’s Rangers” to work as hard as humanly possible to elect Governor Romney to the presidency.
"Today, September 12th, we learned that on a day when our nation was mourning and memorializing the attacks by Muslim fanatics on September 11, 2001, more Muslim fanatics were storming our embassy in Cairo and killing American diplomats in Libya.
“Predictably, the liberal media have tried to drive a wedge between Governor Romney’s criticism of the Obama administration and the expressions of regret by ‘Washington Republicans’ in Congress (see link below).
“Every American of whatever political view mourns the loss of our diplomats. We are indeed united as a nation as we respond to the deaths of our fellow citizens. But mourning and memorialization are not the issues here. The issue is the total, abject and complete failure of Barack Obama’s foreign policy. Obama's foreign failures are coming crashing down on him just as he runs for reelection at home.
“Unlike other ‘foreign policy experts,’ most of whom are glorified desk jockeys and cable TV talking bobbleheads, I have actually been in Libya, Egypt, Israel and Iran (see final paragraph for details). I have a foreign policy track record you can go online and read. That is why I am uniquely qualified by experience to endorse Governor Romney’s foreign policy remarks and to enthusiastically encourage Romney to vigorously criticize the Obama/Clinton Administration’s failures.
“The liberal media are now trying to suggest there is cleavage between Romney’s aggressive response to Obama’s failures, and the more muted way congressional Republicans have responded (link below). The media are trying to muzzle a debate over Obama’s foreign policy failures by demanding national ‘unity.’ There is no national unity in failure, President Obama. None. President Jimmy Carter taught us that painful reality.
“President Obama, you are a failure and both Governor Romney and the American people have every right to raise that issue during the course of the presidential campaign. The liberal media have it exactly backwards.
“The Houses of Congress are hallowed places where we can mourn and memorialize our lost diplomats. But the political arena, and a presidential campaign, are the proper forums to aggressively attack and debate Obama’s foreign policy failures.
“I was in Iran during the 1979-1980 hostage crisis. I was in Libya and Egypt during earlier turnovers in power in those countries. I went throughout the Middle East in 2003 and was the first person to criticize George W. Bush’s foreign policy failures in Iraq.
“I am well known overseas as someone who calls them as I see them, and I often see over the horizon before our own diplomats do. So while I am supporting Governor Romney’s attacks on President Obama, I am doing so on the basis of a lifetime of professional experience in foreign policy and not as a partisan.
“One of the burdens of being a political analyst and columnist is that I have to go through regular periods of watching the weirdoes on MSNBC. I must admit they are entertaining. But MSNBC’s hosts could not be more wrong when it comes to politics and foreign policy. It was just hours ago that MSNBC’s hosts were drinking a toast to Obama’s reelection and declaring the Romney campaign dead-on-arrival.
“Even before I could write my first round of critical comments, the ‘October surprise’ arrived early this year, in September.
“Everyone believed ‘the economy’ would defeat Obama for reelection. The economy will still be a major contributing factor. And the economy is not helped when viewers see chaos on their TV screens. I will have much, much more to say in the days ahead about the disgraceful way Muslim extremists murdered our diplomats and stormed our embassy. But Obama’s foreign policy collapse is now the paramount reason to remove him from the White House.
“Obama has always been perceived as a weak leader by Americans, even those who personally ‘liked’ Obama and wished him well. But this is no time for a weak leader who intimated in his bogus autobiography that he would ‘stand with the Muslims’ if a crisis ever arose (see FactCheck.org link below for their analysis of what Obama wrote, and Andy's response). FactCheck.org says Obama never said ‘stand with the Muslims’ in haec verba. But the context of Obama’s remarks was very clear. He would ‘stand with them [Arab and Pakistani Americans]’ in the event of a crisis.
“We need a president who is going to stand up for the American people, not ‘stand with the Muslims.’ It’s as simple as that.
“No one is suggesting a return to the mistakes of internment camps in World War II. No one is going to repeat the errors of that conflict. But Obama’s self-professed bias is pro-Muslim.
“Reasonable people can debate Obama’s religious heritage; I have been a leader in that colloquy. But no one can debate the fact that since Obama became president he has indicated in his Cairo speech and elsewhere that he is overly sympathetic to the Muslim perspective. Obama’s presidential words are carved in stone. The Cairo speech will live in infamy in American history. So yes, Obama’s lifetime of pro-Muslim bias can and must be debated.
“But, as they say in the late night TV infomercials, there is more.
“It was just a week ago that I caused a foreign policy community fracas when I exposed how Bill Clinton’s ‘Global Initiative’ had become the source of a competing, alternative foreign policy which created a conflict of interest by undermining Secretary Hillary Clinton’s independence as chief foreign policy maker. Just a few days later the conflict of interest I identified has burst into the open. Hillary Clinton has been flying around the globe, bragging about her frequent flyer miles. But her Clinton/Obama foreign policy has been an abject failure.
“And matters are going to get worse. Much worse.
“We need Mitt Romney in the White House. Mitt needs to ignore liberal media criticism, and ignore the meanderings of the Washington establishment. Romney needs to criticize Obama’s foreign policy failures. The American people want Romney to take off the gloves and show he can lead the nation in a time of crisis. If I may be so vulgar as to snatch another phrase from history, President Obama’s foreign policy failures ‘are chickens coming home to roost,’” Andy charges.
[Andy has over forty years of familiarity with Asia and the Middle East; he is regarded overseas as one of America’s most respected independent foreign policy, military and intelligence analysts. His analysis of the terrorist threat in Iran during the 1979-80 hostage crisis, and again in Iraq in 2003, were leading-edge predictions of what Americans faced in the future.
Andy first went to Asia in 1967 and since then he has been in Israel, Jordan, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Viet-Nam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Burma and Hong Kong. He was in Iran and Afghanistan in 1979-80, and has regularly returned to Southwest Asia since then. He lived in Iraq in 2003.]
SEPTEMBER 12 NEW YORK NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:
Republican foreign policy expert and conservative blogger Andy Martin
Andy Martin says Governor Mitt Romney is 100% justified in his attacks on the Obama administration over the Embassy attack in Cairo and the murder of U S diplomats in Libya
Public sidewalk in front of U. S. Post Office Forest Hills, 10628 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills, NY 11375
Wednesday, September 12th, 5:00 P.M.
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