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From the Rose Garden: Obama props up his foreign policy ‘experience’

A somber statement meant to attack Mitt Romney’s “blundering and blustering.”

As President Barack Obama delivered his remarks on the tragic Tuesday attack on the American Consulate in Libya, he made clear — as he did in his DNC Convention address last week — that he is seeking re-election on the theme he knows foreign policy well.

Although he refused to take questions on Republican opponent Mitt Romney’s statement on the violence in Libya or Human Events’ question whether he would cancel a planned trip to Las Vegas Wednesday, Mr. Obama appeared very much the commander-in-chief when he addressed the press corps in the White House Rose Garden.

Flanked by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the president praised slain U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens as a,”role model to others” and, while rejecting violence that took the lives of three other Americans Tuesday night, he insisted “it won’t break bonds” between America and the Libyan people.

This was unarguably a somber statement and a moment above the politics of 2012. But, it is likely we will hear these words and more about the Libyan tragedy in the weeks ahead. We are also sure to hear a lot more of Mr. Obama’s phrase about Mr. Romney’s approach to foreign policy: “blundering and blustering.”

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John Gizzi has come to be known as ‚??the man who knows everyone in Washington‚?Ě and, indeed, many of those who hold elected positions and in party leadership roles throughout the United States. With his daily access to the White House as a correspondent, Mr. Gizzi offers readers the inside scoop on what‚??s going on in the nation‚??s capital. He is the author of a number of popular Human Events features, such as ‚??Gizzi on Politics‚?Ě and spotlights of key political races around the country. Gizzi also is the host of ‚??Gizzi‚??s America,‚?Ě video interviews that appear on HumanEvents.com. Gizzi got his start at Human Events in 1979 after graduating from Fairfield University in Connecticut and then working for the Travis County (Tex.) Tax Assessor. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including Fox News Channel, C-SPAN, America's Voice,The Jim Bohannon Show, Fox 5, WUSA 9, America's Radio News Network and is also a frequent contributor to the BBC -- and has appeared on France24 TV and German Radio. He is a past president of the Georgetown Kiwanis Club, past member of the St. Matthew's Cathedral's Parish Council, and secretary of the West End Friends of the Library. He is a recipient of the William A. Rusher Award for Journalistic Excellence and was named Journalist of the Year by the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2002. John Gizzi is also a credentialed correspondent at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He has questioned two IMF managing directors, Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Christine LaGarde, and has become friends with international correspondents worldwide. John‚??s email is JGizzi@EaglePub.Com

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