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Parties Hone Post-Debate Attack Lines on Foreign Policy

Its our policy to withdraw our forces by 2014, Carney said. Thats what the vice president made clear, thats what the president has made clear. ... Its an issue around which Gov. Romney and Congressman Ryan have been extraordinarily unclear, repeatedly and habitually. ... We are ending that war in 2014. That is the policy of the president of the United States.

A Ryan aide dismissed the attacks.

If anyone stepped in it on Afghan withdrawal last night it was Joe Biden. He seemed to forget that its the administrations policy to allow for a residual force after 2014 an approach we agree with, Ryan spokesman Brendan Buck said. Must have slipped Mr. Bidens mind.

Schumer, meanwhile, said Democrats would remain mostly focused on the economy, which will still trump foreign policy in voters minds.

I still think the economic issues will be 80 percent of this election, he said.

Emily Pierce contributed to this report.

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