Ryan: Obama Foreign Policy is 'Weak'

Nancy Cook

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan went after President Obama’s foreign policy record on Fox News Sunday, just days before he said that Mitt Romney is slated to give a major foreign policy speech.

Ryan called into question the administration’s handling of the incident in Libya, where Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed during an attack on the embassy in Benghazi.  

“Their response was slow. It was confused. It was inconsistent. They first said that it was a YouTube video and a spontaneous mob; we now know that it was a planned terrorist attack. If this was one tragic incident, that would be a tragedy in and of itself. The problem is, its part of a bigger picture of the fact that the Obama foreign policy is unraveling literally before our eyes on our TV screens,” Ryan said.

Ryan also attempted to blame the unrest in the Middle East and in Syria on what he called Obama’s “weak” foreign policies that make “us less safe.”

By contrast, a Romney-Ryan ticket, he said, would “speak with credibility” on foreign policy. “The Ayatollahs, by virtue of their conduct, don't believe the president when he says his interest is to stop Iran,” he said.

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