Romney: Obama has ‘diminished American leadership’ around the world

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    Romney: Obama has ‘diminished American leadership’ around the world

    Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama of having "diminished American leadership" around the world with his foreign policy approach and suggested his administration had put the lives of American service members at risk by leaking classified national security details to the media.

    In a hard-hitting speech before the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Reno, Nev., the presumptive Republican nominee slammed Obama on an array of foreign policy fronts—including what he described as Obama's "shabby treatment" of Israel. And echoing his usual message on the campaign trail, Romney trashed Obama's handling of the nation's economy, arguing it has made America's position in the world even weaker.

    "The president's policies have made it harder to recover from the deepest recession in 70 years, exposed the military to cuts that no one can justify, compromised our national security secrets, and in dealings with other nations, given trust where it is not earned, insult where it is not deserved, and apology where it is not due," Romney declared. "American leadership depends, as it always has, on our economic strength, on our military strength, and on our moral strength. If any of these falter, no skill of diplomacy or presidential oratory can compensate."

    Romney stepped up pressure on Obama to investigate whether members of his administration are leaking classified security details to benefit his presidency. He called on Obama to appoint a special counsel--calling the leaks a "national security crisis" that puts the "lives of American servicemen and women… at stake."

    "Exactly who in the White House betrayed these secrets? Did a superior authorize it? These are things that Americans are entitled to know--and they are entitled to know right now," Romney said. "If the president believes--as he said last week--that the buck stops with him, then he owes all Americans a full and prompt accounting of the facts."

    Romney tells it like it is. The buck stops with the president. We need to know. And now!
     
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    Well, I'll be dang!
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    Finally stepping up and making this election about OBAMA

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    Romney is running up the pressure for Obama to defend his record. The economy, the White House leaks, the weaker position we have in the world. When will the people start paying attention to this election and make Obama defend his record?
     
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    Finally! It's about time Romney grew a pair and went on the offensive. He's been letting Obama play "Bain this, Bain that" for way too long.
     
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    "This century should be an American century" :clap2:



    Good speech.. and great questions regarding the "leaks".
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    Obama took out Bin Laden after Republicans let him go.

    Obama was behind taking out Qaddafi without the loss of a single American life.

    al Qaeda has been decimated by this administration after Republicans let them into Iraq.

    Remember, it was Mitt who said to let the car industry die. Why would he know what he's talking about in foreign policy? His policies are the old, failed "Bush Policies".
     
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    Let's see if Obama has an answer to this or he just skips merrily on his way with Hope, and "Gee, I tried!"
     
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    Should be, "Gee, I tried, and got him after Republicans let him go".
     
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    Neither Mitt or Obama has a foreign policy worth anything. If you have to buy friends, I'd suggest that they aren't really friends.
     
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    The only reason OBama helped GM was to save unions, there are no fundamental changes so we'll be back in the same boat....it's like clockwork...

    Wait a second.... he didnt kill them (think of that as "you didnt build that")
     

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