Sanders ‘impressed by the quality’ of Obama’s foreign policy

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In order to deflect attacks that he lacks the foreign policy credentials to be commander in chief, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie SandersBernie SandersSnowden mocks Trump for refusing to debate Sanders Clinton emails dominate Sunday shows Sanders supporters up in arms over Puerto Rico polling locations MORE on Sunday said he brings the same level of diplomatic prowess to the table as President Obama did in 2008.

“Well, that’s what she said about Barack ObamaBarack ObamaRepublican senator expects Trump will 'embrace' GOP platform Frustration with White House builds in Hispanic caucus Giuliani touts Trump as true candidate of 'hope' MORE in 2008, and it turned out not to be true” Sanders said on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” responding to criticism from primary rival Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonGary Johnson wins Libertarian nomination Clinton emails dominate Sunday shows Superdelegate sees sexism in criticism of Clinton MORE.

“I am impressed by the quality of his foreign policy,” Sanders said of Obama.

The Vermont senator also pointed to his vote against the Iraq War, which he called the “most important foreign policy issue in modern history.”

“On the other hand, Secretary Clinton voted for the war,” he said. “So, I think it’s not just experience. Obviously she has been secretary of State for four years, but it is judgment as well.”

“And I am confident that I can put together a strong team to provide great foreign policy for the people of the United States,” he added.

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