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  • Flashback: Obama’s debate zinger on Romney’s ’1980s’ foreign policy (video)

    03/21/2014 11:09:16 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 20 replies
    Wash Post ^ | March 21, 2014 | The Fact Checker
    ~~snip~~ Seven months later, during their debate showdown, Obama was ready with a zinger. First, however, he mischaracterized Romney’s original point. “Governor Romney, I’m glad that you recognize that al-Qaeda is a threat, because a few months ago when you were asked what’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia, not al-Qaeda,” Obama said. That was wrong, as there is a difference between “threat” and “foe.” During the debate, Romney called Obama on this error, emphasizing he was talking about Russia at the United Nations. “Russia, I indicated, is a geopolitical foe. Not … Excuse me. It’s a...