Gen. Wes Clark, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe and former Democratic presidential candidate, criticized Mitt Romney’s assertion that Russia is “without question, our No. 1 geopolitical foe” as "a rehash of Cold War fears” in a statement released Tuesday:
Surely one lesson of the 21st century is that America’s security in the world depends on making more friends and fewer enemies. Governor Romney’s statement sounds like a rehash of Cold War fears. Given the many challenges we face at home and abroad, the American people deserve a full and complete explanation from Governor Romney. Good policy does not come from bumper sticker slogans. The next president is going to have to take America forward, out of war, and into other challenges. The rekindling of old antagonisms hardly seems the way to do it.