Tuesday 23 October 2012

Ten countries, a map of the world

One of the most telling moments came when Obama, in a flash of normally suppressed arrogance, lectured Romney on military developments as if he was a child. Responding to a pledge by Romney to increase military spending and a complaint that the navy had fewer ships, Obama resorted to heavy sarcasm.
"You mentioned the navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1917. Well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military's changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers, where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines," Obama said. 
The Guardian: Obama and Romney clash over foreign policy in final presidential debate, October 23, 2012
NY Times: Looking Closely at Statements From Candidates on Foreign Policy, October 23, 2012
Foreign Affairs: Mitt Romney - Rising to a New Generation of Global Challenges, July/August 2007
Foreign Affairs: Barack Obama - Renewing American Leadership, July/August 2007

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