WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometimes it seems as if Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney has two running mates. There's Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan to help him out on budgets, deficits and other domestic matters. And then there's Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) on foreign policy.
Netanyahu has been injecting himself into the U.S. presidential race in a major way. It's extremely rare, almost unheard of, for a foreign leader to do that. Most, in fact, try their hardest to run the other way.
Netanyahu has been a personal friend of Romney since they worked together in Boston financial houses as young men. They seem to see eye to eye on many U.S.-Israeli issues. And Netanyahu has been increasingly critical of President Barack Obama's handling of Iran's nuclear threat.