Ryan criticizes Obama's foreign policy leadership
by Kasie Hunt, Associated Press
September 14, 2012 01:54 PM | 815 views | 2 2 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
With Mitt Romney’s recent choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as running mate, this campaign is the first in which Catholics are on both major party tickets.
With Mitt Romney’s recent choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as running mate, this campaign is the first in which Catholics are on both major party tickets.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is aggressively criticizing President Barack Obama's foreign policy leadership and says the U.S. needs "moral clarity and firmness of purpose."

The Wisconsin congressman says Obama has treated U.S. ally Israel with, in his words, "indifference bordering on contempt."

Ryan spoke to a gathering of religious conservatives in Washington on Friday.

In recent days, protesters have attacked U.S. diplomatic outposts in Libya, Egypt and Yemen. Ryan says the U.S. must exercise its influence to prevent problems from turning into crises and that a Romney administration would act more confidently than Obama has.

Ryan also says Republicans will stand up for religious freedom in ways that Obama has not.

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Lib in Cobb
September 17, 2012
This religious gathering referred to which Ryan spoke at on Friday was the Values Voters Summit. A speaker who received cheers was Kamal Saleem, real name Khodor Shami, who claims to be a former terrorist, never validated. Saleem claims,"Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is currently working with Islamic countries and the UN to subjugate American people to be arrested, put in jail and their churches and synagogues shut down". All this will happen early next year. Not only did Ryan cheer this man but also present and cheering were US Republican Senators, Republican members of the House of Representatives, Jim Jordan (R) Ohio US congressman also spoke at this gathering, John Boehner was also present at this gathering.

Saleem also stated, "President Obama is reciting Islamic prayers when we think he is pledging allegiance to the American flag".

The people who cheered have the right to vote, that in and of itself is very disturbing.
September 14, 2012
Well, Libya threw out a dictator and there were U.S. soldiers lives lost. Egype threw out a dictator and there were no U.S. soldiers lives lost. Iraq's Saddam Hussein was kickout out at the cost of 4000 U.S. lives.

I guess I know which administration has actually produced a change in the Middle East at the least cost in the lives of our people.

Democracy will not come easily to Islamic countries. It isn't smooth in Iraq after all these years. I don't think it will be smooth in Libya, Eqypt, Yemen, or any other country that does not have a tradition of secular law and order. But it is their best chance for peace - and ours.
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