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Obama Says Critics Should Ask Bin Laden About ‘Appeasement’

December 12, 2011

Dec. 8 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama pushed back against Republican criticism of his foreign policy, saying they should ask Osama bin Laden “whether I engage in appeasement.”

At a forum yesterday, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney echoed remarks by several other Republican candidates running for their party’s presidential nomination, saying that Obama adopted “a course of appeasement” that has weakened the U.S. military and caused the U.S. to shirk commitments to allies.

Obama spoke at the White House.

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