Politics

Mitt Romney isn’t at peace after his peacetime comment

Kate Robards Contributor

Former Massachusets govenor and potential Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is addressing criticism related to an op-ed he penned in New Hampshire’s Union Leader.

In his piece he said President Obama’s “approach has been to engage in one of the biggest peacetime spending binges in American history.”

But the U.S. has military presence in Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq. VetVoice fired back by posting the headline “Servicemembers: You’re not at war,”  followed by a list of  36 members of the military  that have been killed in Iraq or Afghanistan in the past month.

Since the article has been published, Romney’s camp has said the turn of phrase was a mistake.

“He meant to say since World War II,” said Romney spokesperson Eric Ferhstrom.