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Washington (CNN) - The protests and violence at American diplomatic missions across the Middle East and North Africa last week steered the 2012 presidential race into somewhat unchartered territory - a debate over U.S. foreign policy.
While the topic certainly has not been absent in the rhetorical sparring between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney, most of the campaign's focus thus far has been a battle over who has the best prescription to jolt a seemingly sluggish economic recovery.
President Obama seeks Middle East peace.
Romney seeks more mileage plus programs for his Middle East trips to Dubai!
Mitt Romney has no Foreign Affairs Idea, and how it works either. Just GOP nonsense. He supported abortion, gun control, climate change, and a requirement that everyone should buy health insurance backed up by general subsidies for those that can not afford, now FLIP-FLOPS. Shame. This dude is a total-nonsense to USA and world. True statement.
What does Mitt know about foreign policy, other than secret off shore bank accounts?
I don't trust Ryan/Romney. They have lied and flip-flopped at every turn. Their speeches change depending on which area of the country they are in.
The will lie to get your vote and them SLAM that drastic hammer down on the middle class after the election.
Obama/Biden 2012 (because we need intelligence in the W.H)
We also do NOT need Israel (BiBi is Mitt's best friend) setting foreign policy for the U.S.A. Just say NO to the republicans.