March 23, 2014

We weren't going to see any criticism of Mitt Romney's ridiculous attacks on President Obama for his handling of the situation in Ukraine by Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer, but IL Sen. Dick Durbin was more than happy to take him to task when asked to respond to his comments: Dick Durbin: Mitt Romney 'Suffering From Political Amnesia':

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.

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