Romney blasted Obama’s remarks as both insensitive and inaccurate, arguing they understated a negative turn the post-Arab Spring Middle East has taken under Obama’s watch.
“The president characterized as ‘bumps in the road’ the developments of the Middle East — we just had an ambassador assassinated,” Romney told NBC News.
“Egypt has elected a Muslim Brotherhood or person as president. Iran is on the cusp of having nuclear capability. We have tumult in Syria and also Pakistan, and I don’t consider these bumps in the road — I think this is a time for American leadership domestically. The president’s policies are a continuation of the past four years,” Romney said.