Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Israel: Obama campaign slams Romeny

Jerusalem Post

Obama casts Romney doubts over 'blunders' abroad

08/01/2012 02:42

US president's campaign slams Romney for comments on Jerusalem and West Bank economy that angered Palestinians.

WASHINGTON – The Obama campaign tried on Tuesday to paint presumptive Republican candidate Mitt Romney as unprepared for the White House by highlighting perceived gaffes in Israel and on other stops of his foreign tour.

“Any candidate running for president has to pass the basic gut check as the commander-in-chief, and this trip cast serious doubt on whether Romney has the ability to handle that critical element of the job,” argued Colin Kahl, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East for President Barack Obama, on a conference call with reporters.

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