Fox's Carl Cameron caught up to Rep. Paul Ryan after his speech in Florida this Saturday morning for some more fawning and another softball interview as we've come to expect from Uncle Rupert's GOP-TV and asked him about whether his lack of foreign policy experience is going to be an issue in the upcoming election. It doesn't seem to me that Ryan gave this a whole lot of thought before answering.
Speaking to Fox News’ Carl Cameron Saturday morning, Republican VP nominee Paul Ryan made the case for why he believes his foreign policy credentials are stronger than President Obama’s, emphasizing that he has been a voting member of Congress longer than the president. Ryan cited his votes in favor of the Iraq War as evidence that he has had more foreign policy experience than Obama.
“I’ve been in Congress for a number of years,” he told Cameron. “That’s more experience than Barack Obama had when he came into office.”
“I voted to send people to war,” he added.
As a congressman, Ryan voted for the 2002 Iraq Resolution which authorized President George W. Bush to use military force in Iraq. He also voted in favor of the Iraq War troop “surge” in 2007.
So voting to send other people's kids off to die in an invasion of a country that was never a threat to us is now foreign policy experience. Who knew?