In the second debate of the presidential election, Mitt Romney offered American voters a compelling alternative to the current security policies of the Obama Administration. Governor Romney forcefully presented and defended security positions that would put the United States on a very different course.
Governor Romney charged that President Obama's policies on Iran failed, and gave Iran four years to develop a threatening nuclear program.
Governor Romney challenged the Obama Administration's response to the attack in Benghazi which resulted in the murder of four Americans, including a U.S. Ambassador. Romney questioned why the Administration, especially UN Ambassador Susan Rice, repeatedly insisted that a video was the cause of the attack -- even days after it became clear that the video played no role in the deliberate assault to kill Americans.
President Obama claimed that he did identify the attack as being a terrorist act, within a day after the attack. Clearly, Rice's words and the transcripts of the President's own remarks state to the contrary.
From a policy perspective, Governor Romney painted a sharp difference between his own views and those of President Obama, in regard to the issue of illegal U.S. immigration. Governor Romney opposed President Obama's policy of granting amnesty to illegal aliens. Moreover, Governor Romney opposed issuing State drivers licenses to residents who are not legal U.S. immigrants.
Lastly, Romney opposed President Obama's statement in which the President expressed that he wanted to, "Create daylight" between the United States and Israel.
The final debate on Monday, October 22 will address national security and foreign policy.
Secure America Now looks forward to hearing more on the differences between the candidates on these issues, specifically on Iran, the Arab Spring, Russia, and relations with U.S. allies.