Obama: America Is Stronger Now Than When I Came Into Office

President says America has refocused on alliances and relationships that "neglected for a decade."
3:00 | 10/22/12

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The world needs a strong America and it is stronger now than when I came and office. Because we -- the -- Iraq we were able to refocus our attention. On not only the terrorist threat but also beginning a transition process and Afghanistan. It also allowed us to refocus. On alliances relationships that have been neglected. For a decade. And governor Romney -- licenses have never been strong. In Asia. In Europe. In Africa. With Israel where we have unprecedented military. And intelligence cooperation including dealing with Iranian threat. But what we also have -- been able to do is position ourselves so we can start rebuilding America. And that's what my plan -- Making sure that we're bringing manufacturing back to our shores of the we're creating jobs here as we've done -- -- auto industry. Not rewarding companies that are shipping jobs overseas making sure the we've got. The best education system in the world. Including retraining our workers for the jobs of tomorrow. Doing everything we -- to control our own energy we've cut our oil imports to the lowest level in two decades. Because we've developed oil and natural gas but -- -- To develop clean energy. Technologies. That would allow us to cut our exports in half by two point one. That's the kind of leadership that we need to show. And we've got to make sure that we reduce our deficit unfortunately governor Romney's plan doesn't -- it.

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