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October 8th, 2012
08:30 PM ET

Romney rips Pres. Obama on foreign policy and calls for U.S. to arm Syrian rebels "who share our values"

Mitt Romney lays out an aggressive new position on Syria - saying that as president, he would want to see that Syrian rebels "who share our values" are armed with the help of the United States.

OutFront tonight: Obama campaign supporter, retired General Wesley Clark, former NATO supreme allied commander, and Kristen Silverberg, Foreign Policy adviser to Mitt Romney and former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union.Romney to assert strong U.S. role in world affairs

Mitt Romney will assert a traditional U.S. foreign policy based on exerting influence through military and economic power in a major speech on Monday, two weeks before he debates President Barack Obama on international issues.

In the address at the Virginia Military Institute, Romney will argue that Obama is failing to provide the global leadership needed and expected by the rest of the world, especially key allies like Israel.

"I believe that if America does not lead, others will - others who do not share our interests and our values - and the world will grow darker for our friends and for us," Romney will say, according to excerpts released by his campaign. "America's security and the cause of freedom cannot afford four more years like the last four years."

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