Forceful Obama Bests Defensive Romney in Foreign Policy Debate

by Machiavelli

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Perspective from Tom Cohen. CNN’s Greg Botelho contributed to this report.
(CNN) — A forceful President Barack Obama put Republican challenger Mitt Romney on the defensive on foreign policy issues on Monday night, scoring a solid victory in their third and final debate just 15 days before Election Day.

Obama displayed the experience of a commander-in-chief in explaining U.S. policy under his leadership and attacking the views and proposals of Romney, a former Massachusetts governor with little experience on overseas issues.

Romney ended up supporting most of the Obama administration’s steps involving hotspots, like the civil war in Syria, and preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, giving the president the advantage in a debate in which his GOP rival needed to question foreign policy of the past four years.

Romney applauded Obama’s efforts to kill Osama bin Laden and other al Qaeda leaders but insisted that “we…

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