Not quite 3 months ago, President Obama gave a speech in Kabul, following a visit with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, during which they came to a mutual agreement on upcoming U.S. troop withdrawal from that country. To wit:
Flash forward to 2 days ago, Tuesday, July 24, and a speech by Mitt Romney at the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ annual meeting, where Mr. Romney had this to say:
So even the Moonie Times wants to know, “Isn’t that the same as Mr. Obama’s plan?”
Of course not, declares the Romney campaign! [LIE COMING …] “They set a calendar date for the sake of setting a calendar date for pulling the troops out. … Governor Romney’s important distinction was that we want to turn over the power to the Afghan security forces when they’re ready and consistent with the advice and the counsel that is given from commanders on the ground.”
Listen up, team Romney, at some point your guy’s going to have to face President Obama in a debate. When that happens, and he’s asked this question, if he has the gall to tell the American people that same cockamamie nonsense y’all just spewed, he’ll be wiping more than just egg off his face for the remainder of the campaign.