Romney to deliver foreign policy speech
October 8th, 2012
05:02 AM ET

Romney to deliver foreign policy speech

By the CNN Political Unit

Mitt Romney will seek to bolster his foreign policy credentials in a major speech Monday, two weeks before the GOP presidential nominee takes part in a presidential debate focused on security.

In his remarks, set to take place at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Romney will argue that last month's consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya, "should not be seen as random acts."

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  1. No Hindus In My Backyard Please

    It was hilarious to read this morning that Pakistan's GDP has surpassed India's !!!!! India is down in the sh!ts and probably won't survive 2012 as we know it.

    Pakistan “RISING” has established itself as part of a very dynamic regional paradigm amalgamating it geographically with Central Asia, Middle East and Europe. While also situated at the gateway to the Arabian Gulf, Pakistan will also have access to the waters of the Caspian Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, Arabian Sea, China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. This positions Pakistan at the crossroads to peace and prosperity in the world and economic well-being as well as military clout.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:01 am | Reply
    • Cale Keeble

      Pakistan has arrived at the helm to provide leadership to the region geopolitically and militarily

      October 9, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Reply
  2. pierre le monde

    Sometime back there was an interesting blog on India "The bubble of India has burst: Humpty Dumpty has Fallen”. We here in Haiti continue to monitor the political and cultural turmoil in India as a large percentage of our population are sugar cane slaves from India. As of now, we reiterate our view that Hindu State of India is in a precarious situation and that a geo-political implosion is imminent (if not already in process) and the need of the hour. As you will recall, India was initially broken into pieces by Arabs, Afghanis, Persians, Pakistanis, and lately by Chinese and so on. And rest assured that is not the end. India is mired in poverty and has a suppressive regime with respect to minorities. Substantial aid by the world over the years to India has failed to reverse the downward trends. We can now confirm that India has become unmanageable. If it is not imploded in a controlled manner we are afraid China will chew it up and spit it out. Therefore, we urge the UN general assembly to put this high on their agenda and vote “YES” to further breaking up India. We further propose the following areas be amalgamated with Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and China. In God We Trust.
    Kashmir
    Bihar
    Punjab
    Himachal Pradesh
    Uttar Pradesh
    West Bengal
    Uttarakhand
    Rajasthan

    We wish our friends in India God Speed and may the courage of Maoists bless its soul.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:58 am | Reply
  3. Ram Chandranath

    It is no secret that Mahatma Gandhi (Hindu leader) was a pedophile. What is very disturbing is his relationship (!) and friendship with Hitler. He is known to have offered advice and encouragement to Hitler and his Nazi Party to undertake the Jewish Holocaust."

    October 9, 2012 at 9:56 am | Reply
  4. Amarnath-India

    "It is no secret that Hitler and his Nazi cronies sought inspiration from Indian extremist groups including the branding of his Nazi Party by adopting the Swastika, a traditionally Hindu symbol and representation of Hindu god Ganesha, as its marketing tool. The thesis being that like the Norwegian massacre the Jewish holocaust orchestrated by Hitler was inspired by the inherently violent cult of Indian Hindus and the manifesto of its then extremist/terrorist groups still in existence today. These groups are now the successors to and carrying out the vision of Al Qaeda all over the world albeit in a clandestine manner."

    October 9, 2012 at 9:56 am | Reply
    • Cale Keeble

      Did not know that. What an eye opener. Thanks Amarnath.

      October 9, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Reply
  5. George Patton

    PAKISTAN.....The New Gateway to Central Asia and Europe.

    With a population of over 180 million most of whom are well educated, English speaking, entrepreneurial and a cultural and social fit with Central Asians...Pakistan will now become the new face and gateway to Central Asia and Europe. Pakistan will thus span this region and provide the impetus for growth, prosperity and unity among these countries. These are new and exciting times for Pakistanis who should now look forward to their new leadership role aligned with Central Asia and Europe rather than the Subcontinent. We wish them much success as they have sacrificed the most during the past 30 + years creating a new world order.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:52 am | Reply
  6. Amit-Atlanta-USA.

    It is a gesture of utmost magnanimity and generosity by Pakistan to continue to enable our American and NATO friends and allies to achieve common goals by offering their national resources and standing with them shoulder to shoulder. They are our partners and we share a unified vision in addressing the challenges facing the world.

    Together we shall prevail, as we have done in the past while overcoming insurmountable odds. After all, the Americans and Pakistanis share common values and history in the struggle for their Independence and their fight for survival.
    God Speed. "In God We Trust".

    October 9, 2012 at 9:51 am | Reply
  7. NO INDIANS IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD PLEASE

    PAKISTAN !!!!

    THANK YOU …. THANK YOU…. THANK YOU!!!!
    FOR MAKING USA SAFE FOR MAKING THE WORLD SAFE>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Since Sep 11, 2001, over 200,000 Pakistani civilians, armed forces personnel have either sacrificed their lives or wounded; more than 3.5 million have been displaced while the country has lost over
    US $ 1 Trillion due to terrorism.

    Despite sacrifices, Pakistan was still engaged in 'the war for world peace”.

    No other country has even come close to selflessly sacrificing so much.

    Pakistan, no one can ever repay you enough for your contributions.
    You deserve a permanent seat in the UN Security Council for your contributions to world peace and emergence of a new world order. We welcome your rise as the new regional military power. God Speed.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:49 am | Reply
  8. Flushed

    I've flushed things down the toilet that have more "values" than a republican.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:32 am | Reply
  9. krm1007 ©™

    Mr. Presidential Candidate Romney...

    I am an independent reporter from Pakistan. Let me present to you what your South Asian Foreign Policy stance should be.

    The American war on terror in Afghanistan brought to the forefront the irrelevance of Pakistan as a nation. With a population of over 180 millions people there was no value that this nation could bring to the table. Their soldiers (ragtag) few hundred thousands continue hiding in the trenches scared from Taliban. A few teenage Taliban invaded the country's most secured army base and held it hostage for days on end showing how useless Pakistani army is. It was embarrassing for the world to observe this humiliation of a nation that was being touted as a front line ally on War on Terror (WOT). The Taliban brought them down in a few days with some water guns. It is all over for Pakistan. Its demise is in process and should be completed with Afghanistan withdrawal.

    The bottom line is that the only way to have peace in Afghanistan and lessen regional tension is split Pakistan into pieces, give Balochi people a place to hang their turbans. It has become too big of a terrorist headache in Pakistan to control or create any value for western countries or even for its own population. You have invested a lot of resources in Pakistan, in forms of foreign aid and military packages, over the past two decades and given a lot of aid to prop it up. There has been no investment on this return. Instead Pakistan has squandered all the resources in building nuclear weapons while poverty remains rampant in the country. Mr Romney you need to revisit your relationship with Pakistan. American taxpayers will not tolerate this anymore, and may ask you in your debates with President Obama. You need to take care of your own populace going forward. You cannot be syphon your tax dollars to Pakistan or giving it financial or technical handouts.

    Sincerely,
    Kareem Chamar

    October 8, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Reply
    • Abbie

      I thought the Pakis were American allies???

      October 8, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Reply
    • Saeed Kapoor

      GOD BLESS PAKISTAN,
      Land that we love.
      Stand beside her, and guide her
      Thru the night with a light from above.
      From Kashmir to Karachi and onto New Delhi,
      And to the oceans, white with foam
      GOD BLESS PAKISTAN, Our home sweet home.

      October 9, 2012 at 9:53 am | Reply
    • Ganesh Bondi

      Hinduism is a disgusting cult. Even to this day cross-cousin, father-daughter, mother-son, brother-sister, doing each other is common practice. Let me make it easy for you and refer you to the hindu scriptures and share it with the world. Shame on Hindus and barbaric Hinduism.

      Pushan is the lover of his sister [ Rg Ved VI.55.4 ][ Apte 11 ]
      The Ashvisns married Surya and Savitri who is their sister [ RV I.116.19 ].
      Agni is the son of his father and his sister [ Rg Ved.I.91.7 ]

      October 9, 2012 at 9:57 am | Reply
  10. krm1007 ©™

    Our Pakistani soldiers have shed blood to no end. Their families are suffering. Has even one Afghan soldier sacrificed his life in helping the Americans, NATO and western countries in fighting this war? The answer is a resolute NO. Folks, just think about it, few hundred thousand ragta Afghan Army soldiers are sitting in trenches doing what???? Sure the heck beats me. Americans are now questioning the US Congress as to what they are doing to correct this unsustainable relationship with Afghanistan. The Afghan caucus is being monitored by citizen groups. If they don't respond to the needs of the American people political contributions to them will be severely impacted.

    October 8, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Reply
    • Barekzai

      Afghanistan and Pakistan together shall prevail, as they have done in the past while overcoming insurmountable odds. After all, Afghans and Pakistanis share common values and history in the struggle for their Independence and their fight for survival.
      God Speed. "In God We Trust".

      October 9, 2012 at 9:54 am | Reply
  11. mo

    if Bush put USA in the worst shape wait and see what Mr. Romney is going to do

    October 8, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Reply
  12. George Patton

    I just want to thank Mitt Robmey for showing his true lack of humanity and his ignorance of the Muslim world. His only solution to the Middle East seems to be to kill, kill and kill again! Obama's already doing that making him just as much of a right-wing fanatic as Robmey himself. Woe to the Muslims!

    October 8, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Reply
    • Red Stendel

      A. No faction in Syria wants peace with Israel or the USA. Assad is a Ba'ath Alawi Shiite [anti-Sunni] as opposed to a Iraq Ba'ath Sunni. A Peaceful democracy soon in Syria is unlikely. The USA should stay clear. Romney is not smart there. B. Romney may get votes from Jews by being Netanyahu's puppet. Such Jews have bought a lottery ticket there. Obama is as far right as a Democrat can get regarding Iran. There is not much room for Mitt on the right. C. Keeping a USA fleet everywhere including near Taiwan and Korea or Latin A. scares the Globe. D. We should have left Iraq earlier rather than later. D. Fighting guerrilla wars is the worst. Eastwood is correct on Afghanistan; even though PRESIDENT Bush COMMITTED us. Bin Laden is dead; therefore cut and run. E. Castro and Chavez are the Socialists choice. F. Mitt wants to Police and Bully the World. [TAX FREE]

      October 8, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Reply
    • George Patton

      Noooooooooo, George what are you doing with pro-muslims posts under my screen name phunnie boy? are you trying to make me look nitwit? I am the authentic George Patton and I did not say this.

      October 8, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Reply
  13. American People

    Just deliver your tax returns for the past 20 years. Ok Willard?

    October 8, 2012 at 9:02 am | Reply
  14. krm1007 ©™

    Our soldiers have shed blood to no end. Their families are suffering. Has even one Indian soldier sacrificed his life in helping the Americans, NATO and western countries in fighting this war? The answer is a resolute NO. Folks, just think about it, 1.2 million Indian Army soldiers are sitting in trenches doing what???? Sure the heck beats me. Americans are now questioning the US Congress as to what they are doing to correct this unsustainable relationship with India. The India caucus is being monitored by citizen groups. If they don't respond to the needs of the American people political contributions to them will be severely impacted.

    October 8, 2012 at 7:58 am | Reply
    • Abbie

      I thought the Indians were our allies???

      October 8, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Reply
    • krm1007 ©™

      sorry I made booboo, I meant to say Afghan, not India, read my re-post.

      October 8, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Reply
  15. krm1007 ©™

    Mr. Presidential Candidate Romney...

    Let me present to you your South Asian Foreign Policy stance.

    The American invasion of Afghanistan brought to the forefront the irrelevance of India as a nation. With a population of over 1.2 billion people there was no value that this nation could bring to the table. Their soldiers (ragtag) 1.2 million continue hiding in the trenches scared from Talibans. A few teenage Talibans invaded the country and held it hostage for days on end showing how useless India is. It was embarrasing for the world to observe this humiliation of a nation that was being touted as a regional power. The Talibans brought them down in a few days with some BB guns. It is all over for India. Its demise is in process and should be completed with Afghanistan withdrawal.

    The bottom line is that the only way to have peace in Afghanistan and lessen regional tension is split India into pieces. It has become too big to govern or create any value for western countries or even for its own population. We have invested a lot of resources in India over the past two decades and given a lot of aid to prop it up. There has been no investment on this return. Instead India has squandered all the resources in building nuclear weapons while poverty remains rampant in the country. We need to revisit our relationship with India. American taxpayers will not tolerate this anymore. We need to take care of our own populace going forward. We cannot be exporting jobs to India or giving it financial or technical handouts.

    October 8, 2012 at 7:57 am | Reply
    • Abbie

      Needless to say the Indian need to be put on a tight leash.

      October 8, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Reply
  16. michaelfury

    "I see no reason to re-open an investigation of 9/11."

    - Mitt Romney, 2008

    http://pulverizedtonearpower.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/pulverized-to-near-power/

    October 8, 2012 at 7:47 am | Reply

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