Mitt Romney’s foreign policy tour continues to make waves. His criticism of the London Olympics organizing committee, made before he set foot in London, has been followed by more diplomatic gaffes.
Yesterday he told reporters that he met with Sir John Sawers, the head of Britain’s MI6 intelligence agency, and “discussed Syria and the hope for a more peaceful future for that country.” MI6 is the British equivalent of the CIA. What they do is secret, discussions they have are secret. When pressed by reporters, an anonymous spokesman for Sir John Sawers would not even admit to a meeting between the two men. That’s how to keep a secret Mitt.
Britain’s Conservative Prime Minister, David Cameron, responded to Romney’s “disconcerting” remarks about lack of organization, by saying:
We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world . . . Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic games in the middle of nowhere.
A direct reference to Romney’s involvement in the corrupt 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, (another Conservative) called Romney out in front 60,000 people in pre-Olympic party in London’s Hyde Park.
London has three times the population of Utah and Salt Lake City’s population would qualify as a sizable suburb.
The Conservative Romney has pissed off powerful British Conservatives, imagine what the patriotic rank and file Londoners think of him. If only they could vote in the U.S. election. Obama Wins.