Nathaniel Kyle Wattenmaker

Writer: Riot Games

24
B.A. History
Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni
Santa Monica, CA

 

FP Debate Key Points

We hate China, because why shouldn’t we hate one of our largest trading partners and the world’s second largest economy. I mean it’s a great straw man!

Romney looks like he would fumble the Arab Spring in terms of nurturing civil society and nascent democracy. The more cautious Obama might be the safer bet here, but he has his misses, like the failed Green Revolution and the Syrian Civil War.

Romney also aims to arm Syrian opposition. This is an honest (and rare) difference between the candidates.

Romney’s mention of Mali was the first time I’ve heard the West African country’s troubles mentioned on national TV.

Obama’s policy in Afghanistan has failed. Obama and Romney are both keen to ignore that fact, and massage the issue until the troops come home in 2014. No one wants to resell America on actually finishing the job in Afghanistan.

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