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Mitt Romney: 'Why are America's hands tied?'

Published: Tuesday, March 18 2014 5:09 p.m. MDT

Former Massachusetts Gov., and 2012 Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney speaks at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 15, 2013. (Jacquelyn Martin, Associated Press) Former Massachusetts Gov., and 2012 Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney speaks at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 15, 2013. (Jacquelyn Martin, Associated Press)

President Obama’s foreign policy has weakened American influence around the world, according to onetime presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

“Why, across the world, are America's hands so tied?” Romney asked in an op-ed published Monday by The Wall Street Journal.

“A large part of the answer is our leader's terrible timing. In virtually every foreign-affairs crisis we have faced these past five years, there was a point when America had good choices and good options,” he wrote. “But we failed to act at the propitious point; that moment having passed, we were left without acceptable options.”

Read the rest of the op-ed at The Wall Street Journal.

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