"President Obama’s astonishing failure to secure an orderly transition in Iraq has unnecessarily put at risk the victories that were won through the blood and sacrifice of thousands of American men and women," Romney said in a statement. "The unavoidable question is whether this decision is the result of a naked political calculation or simply sheer ineptitude in negotiations with the Iraqi government."
What victories and how did Obama put them at risk? This entire statement is a malignant smear. That is all the Republicans have, but given the collaboration of the press, it's all they may need.