Obama to GOP: Ask Bin Laden

The president gets the last word in response to attacks on his foreign policy.

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From CBS News:

Yesterday, Mitt Romney at the Republican Jewish Coalition Forum here in Washington lambasted Mr. Obama for adopting a foreign policy of "appeasement" that "betrays a lack of faith in America."

"Obama doesn't understand America," Romney said. "This president appears more generous to our enemies than he is to our friends. Such is the natural tendency of someone who is unsure of America's strength -- or of America's rightful place in the world."

To that, Mr. Obama said defiantly, "Ask Osama bin Laden and the 22-out-of-30 top al Qaeda leaders who've been taken off the field whether I engage in appeasement. Or whoever is left out there, ask them about that."

Reporting on the remarks, CBS News called him "feisty and combative." Sign of things to come as the 2012 election approaches? We could get used to hearing zingers like this every once in a while. How do you like the president's snarkier side? Watch the video and let us know.

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