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Biden: Romney advisors "playing politics with international diplomacy"

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WASHINGTON--Mitt Romney is in England Wednesday, meeting with British government officials and holding fund-raisers before attending the start of the Olympic games in London and moving on to Poland and Israel. Vice President Joe Biden said in a statement that Romney's team is attempting to "create daylight" where none exists between the three strong U.S. allies.

Biden statement via the Obama campaign....

CHICAGO - Vice President Joe Biden released the following statement today in reaction to the start of Governor Romney's foreign trip:

"Despite his promises that politics stops at the water's edge, Governor Romney's wheels hadn't even touched down in London before his advisors were reportedly playing politics with international diplomacy, attempting to create daylight between the United States and the United Kingdom where none exists. Our special relationship with the British is stronger than ever and we are proud to work hand-in-hand with Prime Minister Cameron to confront every major national security challenge we face today. On every major issue -- from Afghanistan to missile defense, from the fight against international terrorism to our success in isolating countries like Iran whose nuclear programs threaten peace and stability -- we've never been more in sync. The comments reported this morning are a disturbing start to a trip designed to demonstrate Governor Romney's readiness to represent the United States on the world's stage. Not surprisingly, this is just another feeble attempt by the Romney campaign to score political points at the expense of this critical partnership. This assertion is beneath a presidential campaign."

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