Obama and Romney Tackle Foreign Policy
The presidential candidates are now debating on who has the better foreign policy credentials and who can offer the best solutions during a crisis. This is in time when anti-American sentiment spreading in Arab nations and the death of an ambassador.
During a rally in northern Virginia Thursday, Romney focused on the economy as he accused President Barack Obama of having policies that were favorable to China and drove away jobs in the United States. He also claimed that the president was weak and didn’t react fast enough to condemn the attacks on US missions overseas. Senator John McCain said that President Obama’s foreign policies have weakened the nation.
Democrats responded by claiming that Romney was reckless and untested as a world leader. President Obama accused him of having the mentality of shooting first and aiming later. The Obama campaign urged its supporters to avoid making the developments in the Middle East an issue. They don’t have plans to makes ads that will discuss the subject.
The campaign bickering over foreign policies came as protesters marched in various countries to condemn the anti-Muslim film from a California filmmaker. In just one week, three US missions were attacked.
Last Thursday, hundreds of demonstrators stormed the US embassy in Yemen and burned the nation’s flag. They replaced it with a black banner that proclaimed “There is no God but Allah.” The first of the protests was held in Egypt, where fights between police and the demonstrators persisted Thursday near the US embassy in Cairo.
Protests were also held in Libya, which resulted in the death of American Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans from the consulate. The Obama administration sent two warships to the Libyan coast and ready to respond as soon as the president gives his order. President Obama promised that justice will be done.