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Mitt Romney Was Right About Russia
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Mitt Romney Was Right About Russia

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In the course of the last presidential campaign, Mitt Romney made a comment about America's number one "geopolitical foe," which Romney claimed was Russia. He was mocked by the president and many liberal commentators. Here are Romney's remarks, in their full context, which came during a conversation with Wolf Blitzer: 

ROMNEY:  Russia...is, without question, our number one geopolitical foe.  They fight every cause for the world's worst actors.

BLITZER:  But you think Russia is a bigger foe right now than, let's say, Iran or China or North Korea? Is thatis that what you're suggesting, Governor?

ROMNEY:  Well, I'm saying in terms of a geopolitical opponent, the nation that lines up with the world's worst actors.  Of course, the greatest threat that the world faces is a nuclear Iran.  A nuclear North Korea is already troubling enough.

But when thesethese terrible actors pursue their course in the world and we go to the United Nations looking for ways to stop them, whenwhen Assad, for instance, is murdering his own people, we gowe go to the United Nations, and who is it that always stands up for the world's worst actors? It is always Russia, typically with China alongside.

Andand so in terms of a geopolitical foe, a nation that's on the Security Council, that has the heft of the Security Council and is, of course, aa massive nuclear power, Russia is thethe geopolitical foe.

This all seems...exactly right. 

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