During the 2012 vice-presidential debate, Vice President Joe Biden criticized then-Republican presidential nominee former Gov. Mitt Romney’s (R-MA) statements that he would do more in Syria by asking Romney’s running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) if he favored “putting American aircraft in their airspace.”
“Now, every time the governor is asked about this, he doesn’t say any, he say, he goes up with a whole lot of verbiage, but when he gets pressed, he says, no, he would not do anything different then we are doing now. Are they proposing putting American troops on the ground, putting American aircraft in their airspace? Is that what they’re proposing? If they do, they should speak up and say so. But that’s not what they’re saying” Biden stated.
He also criticized “all this loose talk of my friend, Gov. Romney, and the congressman about how we’re going to do, we could do so much more in there,” and asked “what more would they do other than put American boots on the ground?”
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