Bill Kristol: Mitt Romney’s Attack on Obama Over Handling of Chinese Dissident are “Foolish”

Bill Kristol: Mitt Romney's Attack on Obama Over Handling of Chinese Dissident are "Foolish" (Reuters)

Mitt Romney attacked President Obama on Thursday over the administration’s handling of blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, saying that was “a dark day for freedom and it’s a day of shame for the Obama administration.” We all know Mitt Romney was just talking out of his ass because Hillary Clinton was able to strike a deal with the Chinese government to allow the dissident to come to America on a fellowship at New York University. Bill Kristol during an appearance on Fox News, called Romney’s attack on Obama on the Chen case, “foolish:”

KRISTOL: I’m happy to be critical of the Obama administration as anyone is, but I think this is fast moving story. And if I were advising Governor Romney, I’d say you don’t need to get in the middle of this story. If this turns out badly, and it would be a terrible thing, it will turn out badly. People will know. … To inject yourself into the middle of this way with a fast moving target I think is foolish. […]

There is no need to butt into a fast moving story when the secretary of state is in Beijing with delicate negotiations and say it’s a day of shame for the Obama administration. Hillary Clinton is waking up right now. Let’s see if she can pull this off in the next 12 hours or so. Source: Think Progress

This is a prime example of why Mitt Romney is like Seamus on the top of his station wagon or like a deer caught between two headlights — no clue on the gravity of the situation the American government faced with China on this dissident. President Obama and Hillary Clinton couldn’t just swoop in and remove this man and his family for China. There are laws to follow and it’s just not right, considering how indebted we are to the Chinese. Mitt Romney seems to think if he is elected our next president he can call the shots with China. Um, no, we owe them trillions. The lender is slave master over the borrower. You know, like he was at Bain Capital to all those people who lost their jobs under his watch.

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