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Decision 2012: Ryan Balks At Obama's Foreign Policy Criticism

Posted Sunday, September 9, 2012 --- 8:55 a.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says he has more foreign policy experience than Barack Obama did before he entered the White House.

The Wisconsin congressman notes that he's been in Congress since 1999, has been to Iraq and Afghanistan, has voted to send Americans to war and has met with troops. Obama was a first-term senator from Illinois and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee when he won the presidency in 2008.

Obama said that presidential nominee Mitt Romney and Ryan are "new to foreign policy" and want to take the U.S. back "to an era of blustering and blundering that cost America so dearly."

Ryan tells CBS' "Face the Nation" that such "name calling" is "what people do when they have nothing else to offer."

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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