Romney Blabs About Secret MI6 Meeting

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2012 1:41 AM CDT
Updated Jul 27, 2012 4:00 AM CDT
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Mitt Romney: Another day, another blooper.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

I say there, old bean, that's not quite the way it's done. Mitt Romney put his foot in his mouth again across the pond. After irking the Brits with some comments about Olympic preparations yesterday, he also "blabbed" about a meeting with the head of British intelligence agency MI6. "Such conversations are not normally discussed publicly by government leaders," sniffed the Guardian.

The meeting with Sir John Sawers was not on Romney's official schedule, and it was supposed to stay hush-hush, notes Politico. “I can only say that I appreciated the insights of the leaders of the government and opposition here, as well as the head of MI6, as we discussed Syria and the hope for a more peaceful future for that country,” Romney told reporters. A spokesman from Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office told CBS News that "Sir John Sawers meets many people, but we don’t give a running commentary on any of these private meetings." (More Mitt Romney stories.)

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