Obomney Watch: Afghanistan Drawdown

Even though Romney's on the same page as Obama on the war in Afghanistan, he still has critical comments.


When it comes to a host of major domestic issues in the 2012 presidential campaign, a wide chasm separates President Obama from his presumed Republican challenger, Mitt Romney. That's less true when it comes to foreign policy, especially the war in Afghanistan, where both candidates now favor a drawdown of American troops by the end of 2014.

That doesn't mean that the two campaigns can't find grounds for debate. That became apparent again Monday when they traded barbs on an issue that is surely not going to determine the votes of many Americans: How often the president speaks to the American people about progress in the war.