Friday, June 22, 2007

Romney Calls for New Strategy on Terror

by Liz Sidoti at Associated Press

Mitt Romney called for the United States to establish a "Special Partnership Force" - made up of Army special forces and intelligence personnel - to work with foreign governments to root out terrorists from their populations. "Their goal is to build national institutions of stability and freedom, and to promote the rule of law and human rights." He proposed holding a summit of nations with the goal of a new type of Marshall Plan, which he dubbed a "Partnership for Prosperity and Progress." The objective: ensuring that "threatened Islamic states had public schools, not Wahhabi madrassas, micro-credit and banking, the rule of law, human rights, basic health care and competitive economic policies," he said.

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