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Romney slams Obama`s foreign policy

Romney has accused the administration of betraying the country by leaking national security secrets for political gains.



Washington: In a scathing attack on US President Barack Obama`s foreign policy, his Republican rival Mitt Romney has accused the administration of betraying the country by leaking national security secrets for political gains and failing to stand up to adversaries like China and Iran.

Ahead of his six-day trip to Britain, Israel and Poland, Romney said Obama`s policies have made it "harder to recover from the deepest recession in 70 years; exposed the military to cuts that no one can justify; compromised our national security secrets; and in dealings with other nations, given trust where it is not earned, insult where it is not deserved, and apology where it is not due."

His remarks came against the backdrop of public support enjoyed by Obama for the Military raid that killed al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad and the President`s good scores in opinion polls for his handling of American diplomacy.

"This conduct is contemptible," Romney said of leaks of the national security secrets in his address at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention here last evening. He accused the White House of seeking political gains by leaking the secrets.

"It betrays our national interest. It compromises our men and women in the field. And it demands a full and prompt investigation by a special counsel, with explanation and consequence."

PTI

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