On Hugh Hewitt’s radio show last night, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney said that “the International Olympic Committee ought to revisit locating” the 2014 Olympics in Russia because of what “they’ve done in Georgia.” Ironically, the reason Romney gave for why the Games should be moved is because the “Russians have shown their willingness to act militarily against a sovereign nation“:
HEWITT: But I do want to ask you about the Olympics and your experience there, in terms of whether or not the Russians ought to get the Olympics in 2014 after what they’ve done in Georgia.
ROMNEY: Well, Hugh, my own view is as the Caucuses are a hot spot, and as Russians have shown their willingness to act militarily against a sovereign nation, that the International Olympic Committee ought to revisit locating the Games elsewhere.
Romney joins the list of conservatives who have criticized Russia’s actions, despite the Bush administration’s belligerent foreign policy. Last week, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) declared that “in the 21st century, nations don’t invade other nations.” Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Monday that military power is “not the way to deal in the 21st century.”
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