TAMPA, Florida (AP) — Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the voice of the United States in world affairs “has been muted” under President Barack Obama, creating a chaotic and dangerous security environment.
The former Bush administration official speaks Wednesday night to the Republican National Convention. She seeks to tout Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s foreign policy credentials.
Rice tells “CBS This Morning” that Romney “would understand American exceptionalism and would not be afraid to lead from the front.”
Rice says U.S. policy on Syria has been ineffective. She says Washington has been losing influence around the world because Obama has repeatedly demanded that Syria’s Bashar Assad step aside and nothing has happened.
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