Romney-Obama Presidential Debate III

The presidential candidates' discussion of issues takes place at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.; Bob Schieffer moderates

  • President Barack Obama sharply challenged Mitt Romney on foreign policy in their final campaign debate Monday night, accusing him of "wrong and reckless leadership that is all over the map." Staff

  • "If Israel is attacked, we have their back," said Romney -- moments after Obama vowed, "I will stand with Israel if Israel is attacked." Staff

  • Obama said he had ended the war in Iraq, was on a path to end the U.S. combat role in Afghanistan and has vowed to bring justice to the attackers of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi last month -- an assault that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.

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  • Romney took the offensive, too. When Obama said the U.S. and its allies have imposed crippling sanctions on Iran to halt nuclear weapons development, the Republican challenger responded that the U.S. should have done more. He declared repeatedly, "We're four years closer to a nuclear Iran."

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  • President Barack Obama sharply challenged Mitt Romney on foreign policy in their final campaign debate Monday night, accusing him of "wrong and reckless leadership that is all over the map." Staff

  • Anticipating one of Obama's most frequent campaign assertions, Romney said of the man seated nearby, "I congratulate him on taking out Osama bin Laden and taking on the leadership of al-Qaida. But we can't kill our way out of this. ... We must have a comprehensive strategy." Staff

  • President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney meet family members after the third presidential debate at Lynn University, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Boca Raton, Fla. (AP Photo/Pool-Michael Reynolds) The Associated Press

  • President Barack Obama, right, and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney discuss a point during the third presidential debate at Lynn University, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Boca Raton, Fla. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) The Associated Press

  • Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama answer a question during the third presidential debate at Lynn University, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Boca Raton, Fla. (AP Photo/Pool-Win McNamee) The Associated Press

  • Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney flashes a thumbs up to the audience after the third presidential debate at Lynn University, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Boca Raton, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) The Associated Press

  • President Barack Obama, right, and first lady Michelle Obama wave as they walk off stage as Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, and his wife Ann, say goodbye to the crowd before departing after the third presidential debate. Associated Press

  • Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, right, and President Barack Obama shake hands with audience members following the third presidential debate at Lynn University. Associated Press

  • Moderator Bob Schieffer gestures as President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speak during the third presidential debate at Lynn University. Associated Press

  • First lady Michelle Obama is greeted before the start of the third presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. Associated Press

  • Ann Romney arrives for the third presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. Associated Press

  • Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney makes a point during the third presidential debate with President Barack Obama at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. Associated Press

  • President Barack Obama answers a question during the third presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. Associated Press

  • President Barack Obama answers a question during the third presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. Associated Press

  • Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney answers a question during the third presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. Associated Press

  • Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama react to moderator Bob Schieffer during the third presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. Associated Press