Foreign policy has always been a weak spot for presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney. The former governor of Massachusetts has no diplomatic experience to speak of, and even fellow Republicans have described Romney’s foreign policy positions as “strangely amateurish.”
On Thursday, the first day of Romney’s much hyped overseas trip — which was intended to burnish his diplomatic credentials — Romney’s foreign policy problems were crystallized. In a matter of hours Romney managed to doubt the success of the upcoming Olympics, question whether Brits even cared about the games, and offend Prime Minister David Cameron. What’s worse, the episode wasn’t even the Romney campaign’s worst foray into statecraft this week.
Here are 5 more of Mitt Romney’s worst foreign policy fails of the campaign so far: