I did think I sensed a disturbance in The Force.
"Romney: Democratic debate lacked focus on Iran, global jihad," by Daniel Lovering for the Associated Press, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
PITTSBURGH --Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Friday he wished his Democratic counterparts had focused on Iran and the threat of global jihad rather than an Iraq troop withdrawal during their first primary debate.
The former Massachusetts governor said he had read reports about the 90-minute event Thursday at South Carolina State University, which came just hours after the Senate voted to begin pulling troops out of Iraq by Oct. 1.
"I wish they'd have spent more time as a democratic field talking about the threat of global jihad, talking about what specifically they would do to prevent the nuclear armament of Iran," he told reporters at the exclusive Duquesne Club.
His comments came a day after he likened Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Adolf Hitler in a speech to Jewish students at New York's Yeshiva University.
Romney said everyone wants to bring U.S. troops home from Iraq as soon as possible, "but we don't want to do it in a way that would cause a potential further disruption of the region and cause us to have to come back again."
He said he wants to see the results of President Bush's troop surge, something he supports "as long as there's a pathway that has a reasonable probability of success."
"I think we're going to know whether this is working in a matter of months, not years," he said.