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Tue Sep 4, 2012, 09:59 AM

Paul Ryan defends Afghanistan omission at GOP convention... [View all]

Source: CBS News

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan defended his and Mitt Romney's omission of the war in Afghanistan from their acceptance speeches at the Republican National Convention last week, saying Romney has been talking about Afghanistan "repeatedly" through out his campaign.

On "CBS This Morning," Ryan said Romney didn't need to mention the 11-year long war because he gave a speech earlier in the week at American Legion, and he said he mentioned veterans in his own convention speech.

"I talked about veterans and what they've done for our country," Ryan said.

When asked by "CTM" co-host Charlie Rose about the Romney-Ryan Afghanistan policy, Ryan said he agreed with President Obama's policy to withdraw troops in 2014, but he said they have "some differences." The key difference, he pointed out, is that they would conduct "an assessment" after taking office on the defense posture leading up to the withdrawal...

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57505419/paul-ryan-defends-afghanistan-omission-at-gop-convention/

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