Cameron hits back after barbed Romney comments
UK: Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Thursday that Britain would
deliver a memorable Olympics after US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney
backtracked on barbed comments he made about the London Games.
With excitement mounting on the eve of the opening ceremony, Prince
William, his wife Catherine and Prince Harry welcomed the torch to
Buckingham Palace where tens of thousands of spectators had gathered.
But Romney, in London to attend Friday's opening of the Games, said
the preparations had been "disconcerting", pointing to the failure of a
private security contractor to provide the number of guards it had
The Republican candidate also wondered aloud whether the British
public would get behind the first Games to be held here since 1948.
On the eve of the Olympics, Cameron said security "matters more than
anything else", and said he was convinced the Games would prove that
Britain could stage a world-class event.
Cameron also said he was sure Britons would get behind the Games
despite an economic downturn -- and took an apparent swipe at Romney's
past as head of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. AFP