Paul Ryan: The Ugly Fruits of Obama's Foreign Policy Are Unraveling
Chris Wallace sat down exclusively with Republican running mate Paul Ryan in a Fox News Sunday interview. Regarding the attack on the United States consulate in Libya, Ryan would not specifically state that he believes there was a cover up. However, he believes there needs to be an investigation and criticized the Obama administration for what he described as their slow, confused and inconsistent response.
Ryan called President Obama’s foreign policy, “one of weakness.” He added, “We’re seeing the ugly fruits of the Obama foreign policy unravel around the world on our TV screens. Syria, you’ve got 20,000 dead people. Iran is closer to a nuclear weapon. The Middle East peace process is in shambles and we have our flags being burned all around the world. Russia is thwarting us at every stage in the process. This is a weak foreign policy with terrible results which makes us less safe.”
Wallace said there isn’t a big difference between Romney and Obama’s foreign policy plans, and when it comes to Iran, Romney’s red line seems
to be about where Obama’s line has been drawn. Ryan said the difference is that the president’s policy lacks credibility. He stated, “The president has moved his rhetoric a bit to look more like ours, and that's good, but the problem is it's built upon a mountain of non-credible actions.”
He said, “When you hesitate, when you don't speak with clarity, when you don't project your confidence in American values, it projects weakness and equivocation. When you gut the military, as the president's proposing to do, that shows that we're weakening our resolve or weakening our military.”