In 2012, Mitt Romney sat across a table from President Barack Obama for their final debate in that year’s presidential election. The theme of the night was foreign policy and Obama’s campaign had been working all year to cast Romney as out of touch and inexperienced.
“A few months ago, when you were asked what’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia. Not al-Qaeda. You said Russia,” Obama told him. “And the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back.”
Nearly a decade later, with Russia carrying out a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, some are offering mea culpas.
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