Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan spoke with Fox News host Chris Wallace Sunday about foreign policy, and how his running mate Mitt Romney would tackle issues differently than President Obama has.
Responding to Wallace’s inquiry about whether he believes the administration has engaged in some sort of cover-up in Libya, Ryan maintained a diplomatic position while pointing out numerous inconsistencies in the White House’s message.
Ryan explained to Wallace (all subsequent emphasis added):
There are Republicans and Democrats in Congress calling for an investigation, as we need to have. Their response was slow; it was confused; it was inconsistent. They first said that it was a YouTube video and a spontaneous mob; we now know it was part of a terrorist attack.
If this was one tragic incident, that would be a tragedy in and of itself. The problem is, it’s part of a bigger picture of the fact that the Obama foreign policy is unraveling literally before our eyes on our TV screens.
And so what Mitt Romney’s going to do is lay out a very different vision for foreign policy, one that is a policy of American strength versus what I would…claim [is] one of weakness.
Ryan continued, pointing to various locations to back up his claim:
We’re seeing the ugly fruits of the Obama foreign policy unravel around the world on our TV screens.
Syria, you’ve got 20,000 dead people.
Iran is closer to a nuclear weapon.
The Middle East peace process is in shambles, and we have our flags being burned all around the world.
Russia is thwarting us at every stage in the process.
“This is a weak foreign policy with terrible results, which makes us less safe,” he concluded.
Watch video of the interview, via YouTube, below:
(H/T: Gateway Pundit)