From the Oppo research done by the McCain campaign in 2008:
Romney has no foreign policy experience.
Though generally described as a supporter of the president’s policy in Iraq, Romney came under fire in April 2007 for advocating “secret” withdrawal timetable similar to proposal by Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR).
In June 2007, Romney stepped up his criticism of the Bush Administration’s Iraq policy by publicly denouncing the White House’s comparison of future troop presence in Iraq to our current presence in South Korea.
Romney hedged on endorsing troop surge and has been criticized for not talking enough about Iraq.
During June 2006 presidential debate, Romney incorrectly claimed weapons inspectors were not allowed to enter Iraq before the 2003 U.S. invasion.
When Romney finally endorsed the president’s troop surge proposal, he unintentionally endorsed larger surge than was proposed by calling for extra regiment in Anbar province.
Romney said capturing Osama bin Laden would result in “very insignificant increase in safety” for America and such effort was “not worth moving heaven and earth and spending billions of dollars” to catch one person.
After calling for economic divestment from Iran, Romney was embarrassed by revelation that the Italian branch of Bain & Company – firm where Romney started as young consultant and served as CEO in early ‘90s – received $2.3 million contract from National Iranian Oil Company in 2004.
Bain Capital, the private equity firm that made Romney his fortune, currently owns a chemicals and paint company called SigmaKalon that operates an office in Tehran.
Romney has made favorable comments about plan offered by Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) to split Iraq into thirds.
Romney has proposed doubling the size of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and supports “enhanced interrogation techniques.”
Romney called Cuban president Fidel Castro a “monster” and has taken hard line against the dictator, but mistakenly employed signature Castro slogan while speaking to largely Hispanic audience in Miami this year.
Romney praised 2005 plan by Citgo Petroleum Corp. – ultimately controlled by the Venezuelan government and President Hugo Chavez – to provide low-income Massachusetts residents with discounted heating oil.