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Published May 08, 2012
Throughout the presidential campaign, Fox News will be breaking down the key issues and giving viewers an in-depth look at the positions of President Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney. The first article in the AEHQ Issues series focuses on national security and the war on terror.
President Obama and Mitt Romney have faced off in recent days in a bitter debate over the alleged politicization of the Usama bin Laden raid, one year ago.
It’s hardly surprising. They don’t agree on much — be it strategy or the political rhetoric about that strategy — when it comes to the war against Al Qaeda that has outlived the man who was once the world’s most wanted terrorist.
Obama took office vowing to recapture what he saw as the moral high ground in the war on terror, to make it easier for allies to support the U.S. and more difficult for terrorist organizations to recruit. He promised to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, though Congress blocked him even when Democrats controlled the House and the Senate.
But Romney has said he’d double the size of the Guantanamo facility, if need be, and has defended the “enhanced interrogation” techniques, like waterboarding, that Obama banned as torture.