Romney: Afghan war not ‘important’ enough for convention speech

by | Sep 7, 2012 | Stress Blog

Speaking to Fox News on Friday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said he did not mention the war in Afghanistan during his convention speech because he doesn’t think it’s important, even though more than 2,100 American soldiers have fought and died there.

…Fox News host Bret Baier … noted that Democrats are ‘essentially saying you don’t care about the U.S. military because you didn’t mention U.S. troops and the war in Afghanistan in your nomination acceptance speech.’

‘We understand you went to the American Legion the day before and you talked about the service and sacrifice of the military there,’ Baier continued. ‘Do you regret opening up this line of attack, now a recurring attack, by leaving out that issue in the speech?’

‘I’m going to regret you repeating it day in and day out,’ Romney replied. ‘Hahaha. No. When you— when you give a speech, you don’t go through a laundry list, you talk about the things you think are important.’

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