Flashback 2008: Mitt Romney Subscribed to Glenn Beck’s Islamic Caliphate Extremism
I searched high and low for a clip of Romney talking to the troops, but all I got was Romney banging on about Glenn Beck’s caliphate and how we need to fight the axis of evil before they take us down. That was in 2008. Iran was developing the nuclear bomb and they were coming for us.
Here’s Romney foreign policy in 2008, railing on elites while in his tux, banging on about Glenn Beck’s religious caliphate, wanting to add at least 100,000 troops and raise military spending to at least “4% of the GDP”. Easy to say when he dodged the draft and none of his kids have served their country (unless you count serving Mitt as serving our country, as he does):
Romney said the only thing that could save us was more troops, more shows of power, and more military spending. Oh, and sending more troops to train moderate Islamists how to defend themselves. Well, we actually were already doing that then and we’ve been doing it since, but the troops on the ground tell me that hasn’t worked out so well. They’re tired and they don’t see an end and they want to come home. Granted, I am not polling the entire military, but I speak to many of them who have just returned from Afghanistan, and they tell me they hope Obama will get us out yesterday.