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Obama, Romney allies square off on foreign policy
Associated Press ^ | Oct 21, 2012 3:38 PM EDT | Josh Lederman and Kasie Hunt

Posted on 10/21/2012 5:25:02 PM PDT by JustaCowgirl

WASHINGTON (AP) -- On the eve of their final presidential debate, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama - through their allies - squared off Sunday over which candidate would best protect the nation's interests and security abroad with just two weeks left in a race that polls show is increasingly tight.

Both candidates stayed largely out of view, preparing vigorously for their Monday face-off focused on foreign policy.

Republicans accused Obama of leaking word of possible negotiations with Iran in pursuit of political gain. Democrats shot back, arguing that Romney and his party are the ones playing politics with national security.

The haggling played out on Sunday news shows at a critical time for Romney and Obama, whose marathon race has become exceedingly close as it lurches toward its November conclusion. Early and absentee voting are already under way in many of the most competitive states, upping the pressure on both candidates to lock in supporters.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; debate; foreignpolicy; romney
Some pretty interesting (and seemingly editorial) comments in this story from the Associated Press, mostly about the Republicans' attack on the subject of Benghazi, but also about the possible dancing around an Iran agreement.
1 posted on 10/21/2012 5:25:10 PM PDT by JustaCowgirl
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To: JustaCowgirl
Drudge has several photos from Obama's foreign trips.

"I'll carry that for you, sir."

("A few years ago this guy would be carrying our bags...." Bill Clinton.)

2 posted on 10/21/2012 5:35:13 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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Who is the man that Obama is bowing to in that picture? I don’t recognize him. He looks like he is trying not to puke.


3 posted on 10/21/2012 5:39:19 PM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Fred Thompson said Obama is treating terrorists "as if they robbed a liquor store.")
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To: JustaCowgirl
From the same article:

Romney's supporters waxed optimistic that the race is trending in the Republican's direction, even in crucial states like Ohio that Obama won four years ago and where unemployment is on the decline. Portman said he's traversed his home state over the past two weeks on behalf of Romney and likes what he's seeing on the ground.

Unemployment is on the decline in Ohio? Is that AP wishful thinking?

4 posted on 10/21/2012 5:44:56 PM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Fred Thompson said Obama is treating terrorists "as if they robbed a liquor store.")
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According to Internet sources it is from Feb 2010 and the lucky man is Ukrainian leader Viktor Yushchenko.

a wiki source says

"Following an assassination attempt in late 2004 during his election campaign, Yushchenko was confirmed to have ingested hazardous amounts of TCDD, the most potent dioxin and a contaminant in Agent Orange. He suffered disfigurement as a result of the poisoning, but has been slowly recovering in recent years."

5 posted on 10/21/2012 6:10:08 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks JustaCowgirl.

Kenyan-born Muzzie pt 1: Kenyan-born Muzzie pt 2: No talking, he wants this to be an ORDERLY nuclear holocaust: a little more Iran:
6 posted on 10/21/2012 7:00:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Four dead Americans including a United States Ambassador who represented all of us. The Democrats need to shut their mouths about this being political. Four dead Americans. This is about life and death. They’re trying to coverup. What a disgrace and a dishonor to the dead Americans. I don’t want any more dead Americans because of the incompetence of Hillary Clinton and Obama. Hillary needs to be immediately dismissed. My God, how many Americans have to die before she gets fired? 500? Man, if I was a government employee and I got drunk and ran over somebody in my government car, I’d just throw up The Hillary Defense. “I’m responsible, but not accountable. Hillary got away with it.”


7 posted on 10/21/2012 7:14:08 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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Four dead Americans including a United States Ambassador who represented all of us. The Democrats need to shut their mouths about this being political. Four dead Americans. This is about life and death. They’re trying to coverup. What a disgrace and a dishonor to the dead Americans.

I couldn't agree more.

8 posted on 10/21/2012 7:35:47 PM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Fred Thompson said Obama is treating terrorists "as if they robbed a liquor store.")
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