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October 17, 2012 6:48 am

Romney Attacks Obama’s Middle East Policy at Presidential Debate

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President Obama during the debate. Photo: Screenshot.

During the second presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Oct. 16 at Hofstra University in New York, Romney noted what he perceives to be the current “distance” between the U.S. and Israel, among other foreign policy concerns.

“Look what’s happening in Syria, in Egypt, now in Libya. Consider the distance between ourselves and—and Israel, the president said that—that he was going to put daylight between us and Israel,” the Republican challenger said.

Obama, meanwhile, took a more aggressive approach than he did in the first presidential debate and was deemed the second debate’s winner by a 46-39 percent margin, according to a CNN poll.

Regarding the Sept. 11 murder of four American diplomats by terrorists in Benghazi, Obama stressed that he was “responsible” for what happened.

“I’m the president and I’m always responsible, and that’s why nobody’s more interested in finding out exactly what happened,” Obama said.

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