Obama was composed, methodical and resolute in defense of his decisions, leaving Romney with sparse ammunition. The debate favored Obama because he was able to tout the last four years of accomplishments without the specter of a sluggish economy looming over his words as it had in the previous two debates. It was a different conversation, and Romney couldn’t rely on a string of depressing numbers and anecdotes to discredit the president. In the end, Romney’s foreign policy is simply too chaotic and reactive to pose any serious challenge to Obama.
Saturday night, my friends will celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden. Their Facebook event boasts, “We Go America all over Everyone’s Asses.” It’s a shameless America-fest and it’s tethered to two bullets in a man’s flesh. Does this unsettle you? It shouldn’t.Read More
Last November, the International Atomic Energy Agency issued its most alarming report to date on Iran’s veiled nuclear enrichment program. As the United States discovered in Iraq, intelligence of this kind can never be airtight. But organizations such as the IAEA don’t approach these issues arbitrarily.Read More
In 2003, the U.S. intervened on behalf of the Iraqi people in attempt to repay the immeasurable debt we owe them. Leaving Saddam Hussein in power after the Gulf War was a mistake, the consequences of which still linger.Read More
After the September 11th attacks in 2001, the Bush Administration adopted a military doctrine that involved actively seeking out potential threats to U.S. security, including preemptive invasions. By late 2001, the administration began pushing for military intervention in Iraq, which was suspected of developing weapons of mass destruction.Read More