The Straits Times
Published on Oct 17, 2012

Obama and Romney clash over Libya response


HEMPSTEAD, New York (AFP) - US President Barack Obama accused White House rival Mitt Romney of playing politics with national security on Tuesday as the pair clashed over last month's attack on a US mission in Libya.

Romney hit back strongly, accusing Obama of going on a fundraising tour on the day after the deadly September 11 assault on the Benghazi consulate, and declaring that Obama's Middle East policy was "unravelling."