Indeed, although Mr. Romney continued in his effort to paint the president's foreign policy as "unraveling," when push came to shove, on issue after issue, he conceded that he agreed with what the Obama administration is doing. He agreed with the intervention in Libya. He would not engage militarily in the Syrian civil war. He would get the troops out of Afghanistan in 2014. He views military action against Iran as a last resort and thinks the sanctions against that country are effective. He, too, would stand by Israel militarily if it is attacked. He agreed that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak needed to go. He does not agree with "a lot of people" who would "just brush our hands and walk away" from Pakistan — and made sure to clarify that Mr. Obama is not one of those people. It was as if his strategy was to spend the debate parroting the president's foreign policy while claiming that his ideas were different, but after a while he gave up even that pretense of disagreement.