(LAS VEGAS) — The Obama campaign on Monday sharply criticized Republican nominee Mitt Romney on foreign policy, telling reporters in Las Vegas that “he has been worthless, erratic and irresponsible” on those issues.
The rebuke came in response to an op-ed Romney penned in the Wall Street Journal and amid reports that Romney plans a major foreign policy speech for the days ahead.
“There’s no op-ed, or no speech which we’ve heard he may or may not at some point in the next few weeks that’s going to change the view of the American people that he has been worthless, erratic and irresponsible on foreign policy issues,” said Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki.
“There was a lot of chest pumping rhetoric in there but there wasn’t a lot of specifics in that op-ed…we don’t think that’s what the American people are looking for,” she said.
White House press secretary Jay Carney said that by contrast Obama has achieved noteworthy foreign policy accomplishments, including ending the Iraq War and refocusing the mission in Afghanistan.
“This is a record that, I would think, is very strong and is in keeping with the promises he made in 2008,” he said.
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