Romney Hints At Sending Troops To Libya
In advance of a foreign policy speech comes word that Mitt Romney won’t rule out sending troops to Libya, a departure from the current “no boots on the ground” policy.
Romney is set to deliver a sharp critique of President Barack Obama’s handling off the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, saying it, and other violent protests the region “should not be seen as random acts.”
“It’s a much broader, much more difficult kind of phenomenon to deal with,” said Romney Special Adviser Eliot Cohen.
“Gov Romney understands full well that this was not about a film,” Cohen added.
“In Libya, I will support the Libyan people’s efforts to forge a lasting government that represents all of them, and I will vigorously pursue the terrorists who attacked our consulate in Benghazi and killed Americans,” Romney will say in his speech to the Virginia Military Institute.