Romney’s Flip-Flop On Iraq Withdrawal

Posted by | December 9, 2011 20:51 | Filed under: Top Stories

When the withdrawal from Iraq was announced in October, Mitt Romney said:

“President Obama’s astonishing failure to secure an orderly transition in Iraq has unnecessarily put at risk the victories that were won through the blood and sacrifice of thousands of American men and women. The unavoidable question is whether this decision is the result of a naked political calculation or simply sheer ineptitude in negotiations with the Iraqi government.

Romney then changed his position while talking to the Des Moines Register in the course of three sentences:

President Obama’s own Secretary of Defense suggested that would be the case and they were unable to negotiate a status of forces agreement to allow the 10 to 20 to 30,000 troops to remain which I think was a failure on the part of the administration. But is the wind down in Iraq appropriate? Yes.

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