From the East Room of the White House, Obama challenged his rival's truthfulness as well as his national security chops.
"I assume that people meant what they said when they said it," he said, referring to Romney's 2007 interview. "That's been at least my practice. ... I said that I'd go after bin Laden if we had a clear shot at him, and I did. If there are others who have said one thing and now suggest they'd do something else, then I'd go ahead and let them explain it."
EDITOR'S NOTE — David Espo covers politics for The Associated Press.
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