BOCA RATON, Fla. -- President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney sparred over foreign policy in the final debate between the two candidates before election day. Action News Paige Kelton traveled to Boca Raton to see the sparks fly in person.
The candidates discussed countries from Afghanistan to Iran, Israel to Syria.
President Obama pushed back on Romney over the suggestion that the President apologized for the United States on the world stage. Obama called it the "biggest whopper" of the campaign.
Romney agreed with the President on the timeline for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. However, he did criticize the President on military spending. Romney claims Obama wants to cut the military by $1 trillion. The President denied that figure and said spending should be based on strategy and needs -- not on politics.
Both candidates flipped some of the foreign policy questions into opportunities to spar over domestic issues, like the economy. Romney spoke about college students struggling to find jobs when asked about America's role in the world. And the president talked about his own education initiatives, at one point, and criticized Romney's time as governor of Massachusetts.
The decision is now up to the voters. Election Day is just two weeks away.