Romney Still Won’t Get Specific On Afghanistan — Except To Endorse Obama’s Timetable | Talking Points Memo

Mitt Romney both dislikes and supports President Obama’s announced decision to pull U.S. forces out of Afghanistan. At a speech before the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention Tuesday, Romney endorsed a NATO-supported goal of Afghanistan force reduction by 2014 but hit Obama for “a politically timed retreat.”It’s an old Romney saw, one that he’s repeated on the campaign trail several times. Team Romney told Foreign Policy last month that the former Massachusetts governor agrees with the timetable itself, but not with publicizing it.

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