Mitt Romney: If you were an Iraqi, how would you view America?

Question: If you were an Iraqi, how would you view America?

Mitt Romney:I would be grateful and appreciative that American soldiers have surged their support such that the Iraqis themselves are now able to rid themselves of the peril of Al Qaeda. The last thing I think any society wants is to have Al Qaeda or Taliban type leadership, or Hezbollah ruling the day in their country. And that’s of course what was happening in Afghanistan. It is something which has become part of the landscape in Iraq in the most recent few years. And our effort has helped the Sunnis reject that violence and that extreme. And if I were an Iraqi citizen, I would be appreciative of that.

Recorded on: 11/26/07

 

Romney believes the surge is working.

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