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Mitt Romney Slams Obama for Not Seeing Into the Future (Video)

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Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney never misses a chance to slam President Obama, whom he lost to in 2012.

Appearing on CBS News' "Face the Nation" today, Romney claimed that President Obama should have been able to "see the future" when it came to Russia's invasion of Crimea in the Ukraine (video below).

Oddly, Romney made no such claim about President Bush when Russia invaded the country of Georgia in 2008.

"Well, there's no question but that the president's naivete with regards to Russia, and his faulty judgment about Russia's intentions and objectives, has led to a number of foreign policy challenges that we face," claimed Romney.

"And unfortunately, not having anticipated Russia's intentions, the president wasn't able to shape the kinds of events that may have been able to prevent the kinds of circumstances that you're seeing in the Ukraine, as well as the things that you're seeing in Syria," Romney added.

Romney did not explain, however, exactly how President Obama was supposed to have anticipated Russia's invasion of the mostly-Russian city.

CSMonitor.com reports that Romney added that Russia was not "our enemy," but rather a "geopolitical adversary."

"We really need to understand that Russia has very different interests than ours," stated Romney. "This is not fantasyland, this is reality where they are a geopolitical adversary. They're not our enemy, but they are certainly an adversary on the world stage."

Romney then made the extraordinary claim the effective leaders "are able to see the future to a certain degree, and then try to take actions to shape it in some way. And that's of course what this president has failed to do, and his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as well."

However, Romney did not explain exactly how some leaders can "see the future."

Sources: CSMonitor.com and CBS News

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