Final presidential debate concludes on foreign policyFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are outlining different visions of the United States role in the world.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are outlining different visions of the United States role in the world.
The men shared their visions for foreign policy in the final debate before Election Day.
There is no doubt the candidates have different approaches when it comes to everything from the continued violence in Syria, to trouble in Libya and the drawdown of troops in Afghanistan.
The hour and a half debate became tense at times with accusations of flip flopping on issues and sending mixed messages.
Barack Obama: “Everytime you've offered an opinion you've been wrong.
Mitt Romney, (R) Candidate for President: “Attacking me is not an agenda.”
Bob Schiefer: “Let me get back to foreign policy can I just get back?”
Moderator Bob Schiefer did just that. During a question about Iran's growing nuclear program, Romney went on the attack pointing to published reports saying the United States and Iran are planning to meet one-on-one after the election. The president said that is "not true".
Romney also accused the president of going on a so called apology tour.
Romney: “On Arabic TV you said that America had been dismissive and derisive. You said American had dictated to other nations. Mr. President America has not dictated to other nations, we have freed other nations from dictators.”
Obama: “They can look at my track record whether its Iran sanctions, whether it's dealing with counterterrorism , whether its supporting democracy whether its supporting women's rights whether its supporting religious minorities and they can say the President of the United States and the United States of America have stood on the right side of history.”
This was the final debate of the campaign. The final test comes on Election Day in two weeks.