Dems: Romney naïve on foreign policy for meeting details demand

Democrats are accusing GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney of being naïve about foreign policy after Romney's campaign demanded President Obama release notes about his meetings with world leaders. 

Romney’s desire for Obama to disclose the information “is yet another indication that Mitt Romney is not ready to be Commander-in-Chief,” said Colin H. Kahl in a statement put out by the Democratic National Committee.

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“Such a dramatic and unprecedented step would undermine the ability of the United States to successfully conduct foreign policy at a time when our nation faces numerous challenges abroad, and suggesting it is just a reckless attempt to score cheap political points,” said Kahl, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East.

Kahl cited sensitive meetings the president has with Israeli and European allies as an example of meetings that should be kept under wraps. Publishing these notes would tip “our hand to Tehran about every last element of our strategy to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon,” he said

The DNC’s statement came after a Romney adviser called on Obama Friday to “release the notes and transcripts of all his meetings with world leaders.”

Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul told the National Journal that these disclosures were necessary for “the American people [to] be satisfied that [Obama’s] not promising to sell out the country’s interests after the election is over.”

The president was overheard Monday telling Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he would have “more flexibility” to deal with missile defense issues after the presidential election.

GOP candidates, including Romney, have seized upon the issue, calling for Obama to reveal his “real agenda.” 

Obama responded to the criticism saying that it is difficult to get anything accomplished during any election year.