CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When it comes to defense and foreign policy, President Barack Obama has told Democratic National Convention delegates that his leadership has been "tested and proven."
After Democrats noted that Mitt Romney made no mention of Afghanistan during his speech at the Republican National Convention, Obama said that the U.S. has "blunted the Taliban's momentum" there -- and that the nation's longest war will be over in two years.
Obama got one of his biggest cheers when he said, "al-Qaida is on the path to defeat, and Osama bin Laden is dead."
Obama said Romney and Paul Ryan are "new to foreign policy," but that they appear to want to take the nation back to "an era of blustering and blundering."
He noted that Romney had offended some Britons by suggesting that they weren't ready to host the Olympics. Obama said, "You might not be ready for diplomacy with Beijing if you can't visit the Olympics without insulting our closest ally."