Foreign-policy knowledge comes with job

  • Article by: DAN K. THOMASSON , Scripps Howard News Service
  • Updated: September 10, 2012 - 6:05 PM

Obama's decision to attack Romney's lack of foreign policy experience is off-base.

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a6699fSep. 10, 12 8:29 PM

"... he had to rely on Biden's experience as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee..." And Romney is going to rely on ... Paul Ryan?

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luzhishenSep. 10, 1211:04 PM

I just want to know what candidate Romney promised Adelsen and Netanyahu on his trip to Israel - despite the fact that candidates are not supposed to do foreign policy deals.

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lostwolf95Sep. 11, 1212:53 AM

more telling is how Obama was received overseas while campaigning before the presidency compared to Romney. Why doesnt anyone in the media (specifically Fox News) cover that? Romney was so out of step while abroad, his own people decided to keep it low profile rather than push it. I'm actually more surprised that Romney hasnt been attacked more on this issue. WE DONT WANT ANOTHER GW!!!

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ninetyninerSep. 11, 12 6:30 AM

GWB supposedly had a wealth of foreign policy people on his team with Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Rumsfeld ala Karl Rove...and look where that got us!!

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ivehaditSep. 11, 12 7:27 AM

Obama came into the Presidency with an undergraduate degree with an emphasis in international relations from Columbia and two years on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Plus he had Joe Biden. Neither Romney nor Ryan have a minute of experience in international relations as Romney showed in every country he visited. He is a bigger embarrassment than George W. Bush, and he's not even in office.

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SorghastrumSep. 11, 12 8:56 AM

Romney has already indicated that his foreign policy knowledge and capability is on par with Sarah Palin's while his economic policy rests on his his as head of Bain. He did not create jobs in Massachusetts as he has claimed. As to the statements he has issued supporting the far right domestic policies,the totality that these imply is that he is out of touch with the reality it takes to lead this country.

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sarahanneSep. 11, 12 9:23 AM

Hopefully after the debates we will know where Romney stands on anything. At this point he has been all over the place on his positions both foreign and domestic. Which is ironic when he is the one always stressing that people need to know what with certainty what policies are going to be in the future.

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muggsh2oSep. 11, 12 9:49 AM

I just want to know what candidate Romney promised Adelsen and Netanyahu on his trip to Israel - despite the fact that candidates are not supposed to do foreign policy deals. -------------------------- same thing candidate Obama promised Kuwait, Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, Hamas, the PLO, Israel, Germany, France and the UK, all of which he traveled to in July 2008. Nothing new.

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muggsh2oSep. 11, 12 9:59 AM

Hopefully after the debates we will know where Romney stands on anything. At this point he has been all over the place on his positions both foreign and domestic. Which is ironic when he is the one always stressing that people need to know what with certainty what policies are going to be in the future. ================== and Obama, too.

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evldedSep. 11, 1210:20 AM

I love this. It's not good enough for the current President, but it's ok for Mitt. Does the GOP listen to itself anymore or do they just talk silly all the time now?

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