In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney focuses on foreign policy, criticizing President Obama for failing to develop a strong strategy in the Middle East, and blaming the Democrat for allowing America's "leadership to atrophy." Amid upheaval in places like Syria, Libya, and Iran, Romney says Obama has allowed "our country to be at the mercy of events rather than shaping them." He adds, "We're not moving them in a direction that protects our people or our allies." He goes on to assail Obama for heightening "the prospect of conflict and instability" because of the U.S.' faltering economy, a military that has faced "devastating cuts," and a national debt that has risen to "record levels."
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