Friday, April 27, 2007

McCain, Romney Trade Barbs on Finding bin Laden

The battle between Mitt Romney and John McCain continues for the second day. This time it is over Mitt Romney's comments in an Associated Press interview. In the interview, Governor Mitt Romney argued that the United States would see "a very insignificant increase in safety" if Osama bin Laden was captured. Romney said "It's not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person."

On a conference call with "bloggers" Senator John McCain took aim at Romney. In response to a question, McCain said "this is a national security issue," and that he "disagrees in the strongest terms." He also criticized Romney by saying "it takes a degree of naiveté to think he's [bin Laden] is not an element in the struggle against radical Islam."

In response to McCain's comments the Romney campaign responded that, "The answer was in response to a question from the reporter if it was a failure of the Bush Administration that bin Laden was still at large. Governor Romney believes that the terrorism threat posed by radical jihadists is larger than just one person. Governor Romney believes—and has stated time and time again—that in order to confront these threats we have to focus on the larger problem of the global jihad and break down entire regional and global terror networks of al-Qaeda and others.

This is a position that is consistent with many counterterrorism experts and the majority of Americans."

I wonder what day 3 will bring??

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mitt Romney nailed it with his response. The War on Terror is much bigger that any one man or any one organization.

We killed the leader of Al Qeada in Iraq in that bombing attack and it obviously has not stopped the insurgents there.

We could much better use the money that would be spent getting OBL on upgrading our military equipment and funding the 100,000 increase in personnel the Romney has called for.

~~John Cronin~~