Obama Scolds Romney on Russia in 2012: ‘1980s Are Calling and They Want Their Foreign Policy Back’ Obama Scolds Romney on Russia in 2012: ‘1980s Are Calling and They Want Their Foreign Policy Back’ – NTK Network

Obama Scolds Romney on Russia in 2012: ‘1980s Are Calling and They Want Their Foreign Policy Back’

More than five years later, it's clear that Mitt Romney was right.

By NTK Staff | 02.16.2018 @3:03pm

As Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced indictments against 13 Russian operatives on Friday, it’s important to remember how President Obama smugly dismissed the Russian threat during the 2012 campaign.

After Republican candidate Mitt Romney claimed that Russia was the “biggest geopolitical threat” facing the United States, Obama decided to swat the assertion away.

“The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back, because the Cold War’s been over for 20 years,” Obama scolded his opponent in one debate. “When it comes to our foreign policy, you seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980s.”

The president then attacked Romney for various alleged foreign policy inconsistencies.

Six years later, with the Department of Justice confirming that Russians launched massive election interference campaigns in 2016, it appears that Romney was right.

The former Massachusetts governor announced today that he will run for U.S. Senate in Utah.

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