Thursday, June 2, 2011

Republican Mitt Romney announces presidential run: Obama hurt US-Israel ties

Republican Mitt Romney announced Thursday that he will be running for US president, slamming Barack Obama for undermining America's relationship with Israel.

After officially declaring that he will be seeking the Republican Party's nomination, Romney slammed Obama for hurting US ties with Israel.
"He speaks with firmness and clarity, however, when it comes to Israel. He seems firmly and clearly determined to undermine our longtime friend and ally. He’s treating Israel the same way so many European countries have: with suspicion, distrust and an assumption that Israel is at fault".
Romney said Obama has spent his first three years in office apologizing to the world for the United States' greatness, undercutting Israel and borrowing European-style economic policies.

"It breaks my heart to see what's happening in this country," he said. "What's [the president's] answer? He says this: 'I'm just getting started.'
,No, Mr. President, you’ve had your chance. We, the people on this farm, and citizens across the country are the ones who are just getting started".

"I'm Mitt Romney and I believe in America. And I'm running for president of the United States," Romney said to cheers on a sunny farm in Southern New Hampshire.