Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Sunday that former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is suffering from "political amnesia" in his recent criticisms of President Barack Obama's foreign policy.
Appearing on CBS' "Face the Nation," Durbin criticized Romney for saying "it's hard to think of a single country that has greater respect and admiration for America today than it did five years ago."
"Governor Romney's suffering from political amnesia," Durbin said. "Does he remember the reaction of the rest of the world to our invasion of Iraq? The fact is that many of our stalwart allies of the past thought it was a terrible decision. What President Obama has done is restore a working relationship."
Durbin continued, "Osama bin Laden is gone. The war in Iraq is over. Afghanistan is coming to a close. ... I'm afraid Governor Romney's forgotten those facts."
Romney, whose remarks came earlier on the CBS program, claimed Obama's "naivete" had damaged the United States' standing and contributed to the current situation in Ukraine.
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Sunday suggested that he had a power to "see the future," and could have stopped Russia from invading Crimea if he had been elected in 2012.
Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin did a nice job of hammering home a few points about presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney on this Sunday's Face the Nation and I hope we see more Democrats continue to do the same.
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