WASHINGTON – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney might have pledged not to criticize US foreign policy while on a trip to Europe and Israel that began Thursday, but the Obama campaign did not hold its fire.
Obama’s team held a conference call with national security figures Thursday challenging Romney’s positions and international approach.“He doesn’t bring any real national security experience for the issues at hand. He doesn’t have foreign policy experience,” charged Gen. Wesley Clark, former Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, who sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004. “We think the American people deserve to hear an alternative view if there’s a challenge. Not just baseless bromides and tired, hackneyed phrases from the Cold War.”