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Rangel Response to Gov. Romney's Foreign Policy Speech


Location: New York, NY

Congressman Charles B. Rangel released the following statement after Gov. Mitt Romney, Republican presidential nominee, gave remarks on foreign policy:

"Again, we find Governor Romney give nothing but tough talk -- instead of providing any specifics on what he would do different as President, he merely resorted to criticizing President Obama's records.

Perhaps he and his advisors should take note that President Obama has one of the strongest national security records of any President in generations - he has decimated al Qaeda's leadership, taken out Osama bin Laden, ended the war in Iraq, and restored our standing in the world.

Gov. Mitt Romney, who has no real national security experience, and throughout this campaign he's raised more questions than answers about what he'd actually do as President, lacks credibility on foreign policy. He continues to flip-flop on his stance on Afghanistan and Libya. And he offers no way forward on Syria other than suggesting that the United States should get more deeply involved in a sectarian war.

This is a very important time in American history. In a world where we are continuously faced with global economic and security challenges, America cannot afford to have a leader who merely offers empty and belligerent rhetoric. That is a threat to our national security."

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