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Ryan: I’ve Got More Foreign Policy Experience Than Obama in '08

Romney’s vice- presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan argued that he has more foreign-policy experience than Obama in 2008.
By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 8/22/2012, 1:09 PM

Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan
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Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), argued that he has more foreign-policy experience than President Obama did when he ran for president in 2008.

"Well, most of the traveling I’ve done throughout my 14 years in Congress has been to the Middle East. You know, I’ve had men and women to war on more than one occasion," Ryan said on Fox News's "Hanity" show Tuesday night.

"I’ve been to those funerals. I’ve talked to the widows and the wives and the parents. I’ve gone to Afghanistan and Iraq to meet with our troops, to learn from them. Obviously, I have a lot more experience than Barack Obama did when he became president."

Obama, then an Illinois senator, came under fire during his 2008 campaign as not having a sufficient amount of foreign policy experience to be president. 

Four years later, many are saying that he still does not have enough foreign policy experience to warrant him a second term in office.