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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addresses supporters at the InPro Corporation in Muskego, Wisconsin, March 31, 2012. REUTERS/Darren Hauck
No wonder he sang "America the Beautiful" off-key
Mitt Romney earlier this year, speaking about Russia:
This is, without question, our number one geopolitical foe. They - they fight every cause for the world's worst actors. The I - the idea that he has some more flexibility in mind for Russia is very, very troubling, indeed.
Mitt Romney's portfolio:
Romney Invests In “Number One Geopolitical Foe” Russia

Mitt Romney acquired and sold shares last year in the politically powerful Russian gas giant Gazprom. Ann and Mitt Romney's family trust return, released Friday, shows Romney sold his Gazprom stock at a loss last September in advance of election season.

So Mitt Romney, as recently as last year, was a part-owner in what he says is without question America's number one geopolitical foe. And since he hasn't released 2012 financial information, we don't know if he has engaged in any transactions involving Russia this year, so he may very well continue to be invested in the country.

Basically there are two options here. You can either conclude that Mitt Romney is (or at least recently was) in bed with America's biggest enemy. Or you can conclude that when Mitt Romney shot off his mouth about Russia he didn't have a clue what he was talking about.

Given that this is a guy who wonders why you can't roll down airplane windows during in-flight emergencies, I'll go with the latter.

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Mon Sep 24, 2012 at 12:51 PM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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