Mitt Romney seized on President Obama’s comments about Middle East during his “60 Minutes” interview, calling them “revealing” and “very different from the view I have” in an interview with ABC News Monday. Romney was referencing Obama’s remark that “there are going to be bumps in the road” in relations with nations emerging from the Arab Spring.
Romney told ABC:
“Well I think the president’s comments on ’60 Minutes’ last night were quite revealing. His indication that developments in the Middle East represent ‘bumps in the road’ is a very different view than I have. The president — I can’t imagine saying something like the assassination of ambassadors is a bump in the road, when you look at the entire context: The assassination, the Muslim brotherhood president being elected in Egypt, 20,000 people killed in Syria, Iran close to becoming a nuclear nation these are far from being bumps in the road. They represent events that are spinning out of the kind of influence we’d like to have. We’re at the mercy events rather than shaping the events in the Middle East.”