July 31st, 2012
By Johnny Tremaine -- In the continuing crescendo of "not-ready-for-prime-time" foreign affairs charm show, Romney "one-ups" himself on his foreign policy blunders abroad.
After dissing the Brits on Olympic security, Romney goes public and reveals a "secret" talk with the absurdly "secret" British intelligence operation, MI5. The irony is almost impossible to appreciate.
It does portend well for "Freedom of Information Act" information seekers, however,
because under a Romney Presidency the most astute secret and classified information strategy might very well be to realize absolutely everything the day it is created in order to prevent President Romney from releasing it inadvertently -- and at a seriously inopportune time.
It wouldn't be a stretch for me to imagine the Romney campaign actively talking about things that they could do to enhance the image of this GOP Presidential candidate having foreign affairs "chops"
-- and not being totally opposed to the American people somehow getting the information that Romney abroad had the "gravitas" to meet with the famed -- and infamous -- MI5. But to have the Mittster stand up there on international television and tell the world that he had a secret meeting with MI5 is almost too much to comprehend -- in this already almost incomprehensible Presidential campaign season -- and world.
Trying to look at Romney's performance abroad from a foreign political operative's or an international intelligence official's perspective --
you have to believe there is -- at minimum -- some backroom grumbling about this guy as a potential world figure in the role of the next President of the United States.
I mean, as an international player -- don't you think they are a bit mystified as to why the all powerful U. S. of A. and its "go to war at any cost" Republican party
couldn't field a player that's got a little more "game" when he steps out onto the big stage. I wonder why the GOP couldn't, and I am not a Republican presidential contender supporter -- per se.