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Romney: Iraq pullout a "signature failure" for Obama

Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 04:24

Dec. 22 - Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney attacks President Barack Obama over pulling troops out of Iraq. Romney also calls China to help N.Korea and describes Russia's Putin as destabilizing.

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Well I am I mean what it I went. When the announcement was made that the status. And all of our troops have made the point -- The successes and victories there risk. And I hope that the that. That risk it is not realize that hopefully we'll. But the President's Day. Two. Secure agreement. Again and maintained. Ten to 30000 troops in Iraq as we wanted to access signature. Another question. The administration. -- -- Time to get it. And as part of that effort. -- 80 they're proposing. Given certain conditions that confidence building and five feet Afghans. Its citizens. I I don't believe it releasing prisoners as part of it. Terrorist. Negotiation. And we did not negotiate with terrorists and Taliban are terrorists there our enemy. And and I do not believe -- me a prisoner release exchange. So how how do you feel about the Obama administration's. Policy toward Afghanistan there. Bringing the troops. Fourteenth. Good to. -- -- -- periods. -- record. One is the withdrawal of our surge troops. Which the commanders in the field and recommended her to the the end of 2012 December of 2012. They picked that date because moving. Troops during a period of fighting season -- -- greater risk and the president decided to bring them -- in September instead. Three months doesn't sound like a little extra time. What is significant decision based on the traditional risk. During the fighting season I think the president should come. The commanders in the field. Than exhilarating that might be right. Mr. President 2004. Team completion date. Every indication just. The appropriate goal. If I were president I would reassessing -- -- regular basis. We can bring them home sooner. To see whether we're making progress as a towards that goal of the Yeltsin was told it will depend upon conditions. -- has determined by the commanders and by the commander -- -- Japanese. China has by far the greatest influence. Again this is an occasion for each night to exert its influence in -- way. Towards a more open society. I had to encourage the regime. A boy at the end of promotion. Nuclear technology to other parts of the world. China has to recognize. That. North Korea's. Participation in nuclear proliferation. -- -- -- For. And and that is destabilizing. War for the region. Yeah. I hope the president decide on the phone regularly. What -- to our related childhood. With the leaders and it together Asian nations. Care deeply about this is that a human rights. Free enterprise and free trade. And where where President Putin hasn't. Return some of the more heated rhetoric in the past. I think he -- the the stability and peacefulness of the globe. Things that we. I'm sure there -- friends and about. Many Russians I think that President Putin represents a real threat. The stability and peace of the world.

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Romney: Iraq pullout a "signature failure" for Obama

Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 04:24