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Ryan refutes Obama's foreign policy accusations

By AP Staff

WASHINGTON (AP) - GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says he has more foreign policyexperience than Barack Obama did before he entered the White House.

The Wisconsin congressman notes that he's been in Congress since 1999, has been to Iraq and Afghanistan, has voted to send Americans to war and has met with troops. Obama was a first-term senator from Illinois and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee when he won the presidency in 2008.

Obama said that presidential nominee Mitt Romney and Ryan are "new to foreign policy" and want to take the U.S. back "to an era of blustering and blundering that cost America so dearly."

Ryan told CBS' "Face the Nation" that such "name calling" is "what people do when they have nothing else to offer."

"I have more foreign policy experience coming into this job than President Obama did coming into his.Mitt Romney and I share the view that we need peace through strength, that we need to have a strong national defense," Ryan said. He criticized Obama's approach to Iran and said that "as result of his poor Iran policy they're that much closer to a nuclear weapon."

Romney has branded Russia as the "No. 1 geopolitical foe" of the U.S., and Obama has said that's not right "unless you're stuck in a Cold War time warp."

Ryan called Iran "our biggest foreign policy threat today" and that Russia "stands a great threat."

Asked if he disagrees with Romney's assessment of Russia, Ryan said: "No, I think what he was saying, was among the other powers, China and Russia, that Russia stands a great threat. Look, I think sending our foreign policy decisions to be cleared through the U.N. Security Council," where Russia and China have veto power, "that's not good policy. So what we have done through our foreign policy of the Obama administration is we've increased the clout and the card of Russia and China, and I think that was a mistake. "

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  1. cxComment by genesal
    September 10, 2012 @ 7:54 am

    Romney & Ryan are Right, Robama is Rong.

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  2. inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
    September 10, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    All Obama needs to understand is that Russia poses as our biggest threat in that the more mischief they can cause us to disrupt our energy supplies in the middle east, that drives our economy, by helping Iranian sponsored terrorists, the higher the Russian oil supplies go up in price. Oil and natural gas is the ONLY capitalist success currently going on in Russia which is why Putin took it over. The Russians are still smarting about their own 10 year Afghanistan debacle that we supported their enemy freedom fighters turned Jihadists. So just what was that secret whispered for Putin’s ear only by Obama that ONLY Vladimir will see happen ONLY AFTER the election that the American people cannot hear in public discourse? Makes one wonder if he should be left in power to pursue his own mischief in the middle east that enriches the sheiks he bows down to overseas and which make our American oil company execs bow down to HIM at home. Keystone Cop politicians running our invisible Keystone Pipeline which provides us invisible Keystone oil for the oily greased palms of the Liberal politicians. Smarmy Smarmy Smarmy!

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  3. sexysadieComment by sexysadie
    September 10, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    Let’s not “kitty”-foot around. oblamer KNOWS that Russia, China, N. Korea, and the middle east are huge threats against the U.S. HE DOESN’T CARE. He agrees with them. HE IS ONE OF THEM. His goal is to destroy our country. He will if given another 4 yeaRS.

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    • cxComment by genesal
      September 10, 2012 @ 10:30 am

      Even if he doesn’t win he will go Rogue like Carter only he’ll go10x to the 666th power.

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  4. wolfComment by wolf
    September 10, 2012 @ 11:19 am

    Putin came back to power in Russia for two reasons:

    1. His Ego
    2. To replace the US as the top super power

    According to Obama’s slipped overheard statement to Medeved…Obama will have more flexibility after the election “to allow Russia to dominate us”.

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  5. noveldogComment by noveldog
    September 10, 2012 @ 11:44 am

    Many gullible folks believed Obama when he promised hope and change. They thought he would cut the debt in half in his first four years like he promised. Well he did not cut the debt in half or even by a little bitty pinch….it went up about sixty percent worse. There is absolutely no sane reason to believe he can do any better now. He has already shown everyone that when it comes to Economics he is a blithering idiot. He has already shown everyone he will lie when cornered. As for his VP, poor old Joe does not even know what State he is in half the time…but I do. He is in a constant State of mass confusion!

    An incompetent blunderer for President, and an old doddering prospective mental patient for VP. That is all the Democrats are offering us. I think we could do a lot better. Why not let Mitt Romney who has made millions as a business man straighten out this mess BHO has made and lead us back to solvency? It sure makes sense to me. Romney/Ryan 2012!

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  6. Mort_fComment by Mort_f
    September 10, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

    Actuallly Obama is correct about foreign policy. He is a foreigner who is craeting a policy ro destroy the US. Did he ever claim being competent in ‘American’ foreign policy, a foreign policy in America’s best interests?

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