The US and the Middle East

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In the run-up to the US presidential vote, White House hopeful Mitt Romney has repeatedly attacked Barack Obama's foreign policies, blaming the president's "passivity and denial" for sewing chaos in the Middle East. Obama insists there has been progress in countries where populations rose up in 2011 to oust long-time autocratic rulers, but stressed true democracy requires "hard work." Foreign policy is a major focal point in both candidates' election campaign.VIDEOGRAPHIC