Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Third U.S. Presidential Debate: Little Mention Of Afghanistan

Presidential Debate: With Little Mention Of Afghanistan Or Drones, Obama Avoids Hard Questions -- Huffington Post

President Barack Obama managed to escape Monday night's presidential debate on foreign policy without having to defend either his escalation of the war in Afghanistan or his unprecedented use of drones to attack suspected militants -- including American citizens -- in countries where the U.S. is not technically at war.

In a battle of optics rather than genuine disagreements, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney vaguely accused Obama of weakness, and Obama depicted Romney as flighty.

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More News On Afghanistan In The U.S. Presidential Debate

Romney backs Obama’s plans for ending Afghanistan war by end of 2014
-- Washington Post/AP
Romney, like Obama, supports troops in Afghanistan past 2014
-- The Cable/Foreign Policy
Fact check: Obama, Romney see progress in Afghanistan -- L.A. Times
Presidential Debate Results: Romney Shows Surprising Nuance On Afghanistan -- Policy Mic
Presidential debate: Americans overwhelmingly support Afghanistan withdrawal -- Washington Post

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