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Obama campaign faults Romney’s pullout plan

Obama campaign faults Romney’s pullout plan

Oct 10, 2012 - 14:11

WASHINGTON (PANinfo-icon): Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, has no tangible strategy to bring the US troops back from Afghanistaninfo-icon and end the war there, the Obama campaign said on Tuesday.

“(Romney) has no concrete plan to bring our troops home from Afghanistan,” said Ben LaBolt, the national press secretary of the Obama campaign.

A day earlier, Obama’s rival said that if elected he would pursue a real and successful security transition from NATOinfo-icon-led troops to Afghan forces by 2014.

“In his seventh major foreign policy speech yesterday, Mitt Romney doubled down on the failed policies of the past that weakened America’s standing in the worldinfo-icon,” LaBolt remarked.

“He’s not backing down -- this morning, Romney surrogate John McCain, when pressed for any specifics on what Romney would do as president, reaffirmed his commitment to an indefinite troop pesence in Iraq and Afghanistan. President Obama ended the war in Iraq,” he added.

“Now he is bringing our troops home from Afghanistan because we're doing what we went there to do -- decimate Al Qaeda and prevent a return to the safe haven it had before 9/11 -- and it's time to do some nation-building here at home,” LaBolt continued.


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