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Romney Slams President Obama on Middle East

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney shakes hands with cadets after his foreign policy speech at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia October 8, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS MILITARY USA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION)

Governor Mitt Romney slammed President Obama's leadership in Middle East Monday in a speech at Virginia Military Institute, and offered his most comprehensive foreign policy critique to date.

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He called for a "change of course in the Middle East," and urged the US to help other countries arm the Syrian rebels.

Russell East, a cadet at Virginia Military Institute watched Romney's speech from the audience. He tells host Marco Werman the Republican nominee received an enthusiastic response at VMI.

Marc Lynch who directs the Institute for Middle East Studies at George Washington University tells Werman that Romney failed to offer a sharp contrast with the foreign policies of President Obama, and didn't grapple with the deep foreign policies differences within the GOP.

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