Ryan Criticizes Obama on Foreign Policy
Paul Ryan the vice presidential candidate for the GOP says his experience in foreign policy is better than that of current President Barack Obama before Obama became president in 2008. The Congressman from Wisconsin said he has been a member of Congress for 13 years, has traveled to Afghanistan and Iraq, has voted in favor of sending American troops to war and had also met with American troops.
In comparison, he said Obama was only a first-term Illinois Senator and a member of the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee in 2008 when he entered the White House.
Obama counters by saying that Ryan and nominee Mitt Romney are both new to the world of foreign policy and want the U.S. to backtrack to an era that was costly for the U.S. due to blunders.
Ryan, on Face the Nation said that name calling is for people that cannot offer anything else. He said he and Romney feel the country needs to have peace through strength and a strong national defense. He was critical of the approach of Obama regarding Iran and said because of that we are much closer to a nuclear war than previously.
Ryan also said that Iran was the country’s biggest foreign policy threat and Russia stood as a great threat as well. Ryan was asked if he disagreed with Romney over Russia and Ryan responded no. He said he thinks Romney meant Russia stood as a threat amongst other powers. Ryan feels that running certain policies through the Security Council at the United Nations where both Russia and China have veto powers is not good sound foreign policy for the U.S.