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Inhofe on Foreign Policy Debate

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U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFR) responded to tonight's foreign policy presidential debate between Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama :

"Tonight, Governor Romney presented his views on America's place in the world as President Obama tried to defend his record over the past four years. Romney's vision is optimistic and it is clear that he will provide leadership, a strong defense, and will diligently support our allies. Romney showed he will make a better Commander-in-Chief.

"Obama on the other hand has an abysmal foreign policy record. He has stood in the way of preventing the automatic military cuts through Sequestration, and he turned his back on two US allies, Czech Republic and Poland, by cancelling the Third Missile defense site, creating a 5 year gap in United States and European missile defense against an Iranian nuclear missile.

"Devastating defense cuts year after year, his administrations failures leading up to and after the deadly terrorist attack in Benghazi, a battle rhythm in Afghanistan that is focused on the U.S. election season rather than the fighting season, lost ground in Iraq due to the failure of a Status of Forces Agreement there, reset buttons and whispers with Russia that have made America weaker, an Iranian regime that is closer to having a nuclear weapon and the means to deliver it, a world apology tour, a lost opportunity with the Arab Spring, and distancing America from our ally Israel are just some of the foreign policy failures that will be the legacy of President Obama. America's standing in the world simply cannot handle another four years of his failed leadership."

Inhofe also released a video highlighting Obama's lack of leadership in addressing Sequestration called Disarming America.


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