In an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity, airing at 9 PM tonight:

“Well, most of the traveling I’ve done throughout my 14 years in Congress has been to the Middle East. You know, I’ve had men and women to war on more than one occasion. I’ve been to those funerals. I’ve talked to the widows and the wives and the parents. I’ve gone to Afghanistan and Iraq to meet with our troops, to learn from them. Obviously, I have a lot more experience than Barack Obama did when he became president. But if you take a look at our current posture, President Obama is quote-unquote, "leading from behind."

Ryan also called his discussion with Mitt Romney over joining the ticket "one of the most moving conversations I’ve ever had with anybody."