RENO, NV - JULY 24: Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center on July 24, 2012 in Reno, Nevada. Mitt Romney spoke to veterans at the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars before he leaves to London to kick off a six-day foreign trip to England, Israel and Poland. (Getty Images)
(Ynet) Ahead of his first official trip outside the United States, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama of "shabby treatment" of Israeli leaders, and promised to be firm against Iran.
"President Obama is fond of lecturing Israel’s leaders," Romney said Tuesday in his first speech as an official presidential candidate. "He was even caught by a microphone deriding them. He has undermined their position, which was tough enough as it was. And even at the United Nations, to the enthusiastic applause of Israel’s enemies, he spoke as if our closest ally in the Middle East was the problem.
"The people of Israel deserve better than what they have received from the leader of the free world. And the chorus of accusations, threats, and insults at the United Nations should never again include the voice of the President of the United States."
Interesting that Mitt is visiting Britain, Poland, Israel -- arguably the three U.S. allies that Obama has treated the worst.
— Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) July 25, 2012