Republicans take aim at Obama's record overseas
President's foreign policy targeted
- Duration 4:09
- Date Aug 29, 2012
President's foreign policy targeted
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-- vision for America's war roll rather in the world front and center for Republicans today a change in tone a little bit from.
The topic of jobs in the economy because governor Mitt Romney -- -- -- foreign policy speech.
Today in Indianapolis he flew there earlier today just hours away from that here in Tampa however Republicans taking aim at president Obama's record.
On issues overseas Virginia Republican congressman Randy Forbes -- the house armed services committee with me to talk about that good morning to you morning bill welcome to -- here.
What do you want to hear about this when it comes to foreign policy well what do you think this White House as we.
Well I don't think they've had a coherent and foreign policy with much clarity at all if you look at our greatest allies in the Middle East it's is Roland this is -- president that is.
Not been very clear in their support for Israel hasn't visited your.
If you look at what we've done for example with the Russians he.
Tried to appease the Russians -- pulling off farm missile defense systems in Europe.
And what -- he -- it gets rewarded by the Russian spending 720 billion dollars to bring on a fleet of new aircraft that'll -- be designed against the United States.
If you look at what he's done in Libya and Syria there's no coherence between the two of sense of what we believe -- if you look across from when this president came into today.
Tell me -- hot spot that hasn't gotten worse than when he came in office.
You Mitt Romney is talking about that today it really the issues and the economy jobs and I I do believe that's going to be the major part of Paul Ryan's address tonight what comes of the budget and spending bill isn't -- what is this argument fitted.
Well bill and there's no question but that being number one -- people's minds in this election's going to be the economy and jobs.
But this is a multifaceted campaign you're gonna look at foreign policy you're gonna look how we create jobs what we do with energy.
All of that that we think is very important for the next president of the United States and it's something that this administration just hasn't had a very good record on.
You think pink slips could be a matter of weeks away from members of the military no question bill this administration's had 800 billion dollars -- a defense in the last two years.
Get ready to cut another half trillion dollars that they allow sequestration to go through.
When president visited Virginia he brought a huge box of pink slips with him that he's distributing two individuals because the -- defenses.
This is gonna cost one point -- million jobs across the country.
Air -- industry study says it would be two point one million.
Lot of job losses if we don't turn this -- Washington backs out of that -- have before the end of the year well I think -- -- -- -- was well I don't know of this presidency he'll veto anything that we try to do is you know the house has already put a solution up.
That will turn back these defense cuts without increasing taxes but the senators refused to bring any thing up and presence -- -- weekend.
I think the only way we get out of this have a new president well what explains this them.
Wall Street Journal polling 54% of voters approve of the way mr.
Obama handles foreign policy.
Well I think one of the reasons is that the only thing they focus going is -- The war on terror and in what they've seen at this particular point and I think when they look at the overall.
Picture of what this administration's done on foreign policy.
I think that's going to be huge difference and I think Mitt -- believe begins pulling that out today in his speech that so that is today but this will come up in debates no question.
In any should come up and debate because it's a vision of where the United States goes in the future economy jobs number when he -- no question.
But we need to talk about what we're gonna do with foreign policy and in foreign policy and -- two things.
Gotta have clarity this administration's -- -- but secondly you've got to have a defense that's able to back up -- foreign policy in this administration Summitt and her foreign policy.
You know that the economy can dribble away.
Or can come back.
But it's a process.
And it takes time foreign policy can change in an -- can change -- point one hours in in -- like contain one of the things that.
Their foreign policy is done it's it's made our allies question whether we're going to be there for them.
And it's encourage some of those he may not be our allies to spend a lot more building up their defenses.
That they would not have done if we weren't -- -- -- will look for the -- today we'll pick -- but it whether other folks to Randy -- thank -- -- -- -- -- solidarity -- today.
Thirteen electoral votes in your state can be huge you know it's important --