Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani staunchly defended Mitt Romney’s response to the foreign attacks roiling Western diplomatic missions in the Middle East, branding President Barack Obama’s policy “feckless” and “naïve.”
Giuliani, who won widespread praise for his stewardship of New York in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001, strongly backed Romney’s criticism of Obama’s handling of the crisis that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three other staffers. (Read more: Obama, Romney Brawl Over Embassy Attacks)
“If it were me, I would have been way more over the top than he was,” said Giuliani, who has cultivated an image as a pugnacious political brawler. He was critical of Obama’s initial support for the populist “Arab Spring” movements that forced entrenched dictatorships in Egypt and Libya from power last year.