I think this is a potent argument and I am surprised it took staunch Conservative Bill Kristol to raise this critique of Mittens acceptance speech. Not the fact that he avoided foreign policy or did not address Afghanistan or Iraq once in his speech...... he didn't even thank our troops:
From Kristol's Weekly Standard Blog:
The United States has some 68,000 troops fighting in Afghanistan. Over two thousand Americans have died in the more than ten years of that war, a war Mitt Romney has supported. Yet in his speech accepting his party's nomination to be commander in chief, Mitt Romney said not a word about the war in Afghanistan. Nor did he utter a word of appreciation to the troops fighting there, or to those who have fought there. Nor for that matter were there thanks for those who fought in Iraq, another conflict that went unmentioned.This would be a shocking omission even from Ron Paul and yet the MSM has not attacked Romney on this. My only hope is that our President AND Commander-in-Chief pays a special emphasis on this during his speech under the lights of a clear Charlotte evening.
Leave aside the question of the political wisdom of Romney's silence, and the opportunities it opens up for President Obama next week. What about the civic propriety of a presidential nominee failing even to mention, in his acceptance speech, a war we're fighting and our young men and women who are fighting it? Has it ever happened that we've been at war and a presidential nominee has ignored, in this kind of major and formal speech, the war and our warriors?
GOD BLESS THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY!
Here is link to video of Kristol's comments for some reason I cannot embed this video: http://www.mediaite.com/...