Comparing Romney and Obama on Syria
11:02 AM, Oct 8, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Later this morning, in remarks at the Virginia Military Institute, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will say:
It's worth comparing what Romney will say to what President Obama's administration has said about Syria.
It is in sharp contrast, for instance, to Hillary Clinton's comment that Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad is a "reformer."
These days, the rhetoric from the two campaigns is perhaps not that different. "So in Syria, clearly we need to reject a dictator who murders his people, and move forward towards a future that is inclusive for all Syrians," deputy national security Ben Rhodes recently said.
But it took a long while (and some missed opportunities) for the Obama administration to get there.