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Monday, 22 October 2012

The Last Debate: Foreign Policy

Nobel Laureate Professor Wangari Maathai with US senator Barack Obama in Nairobi, Kenya.
  Source: Wikimedia Commons. Attribution: Fredrick Onyango

Show them tonight, President Barack Obama. Many of us here in the UK are supporting you all the way. We do not want the US to head back into the Dark Ages. 

We’re leading from Europe to the Asia Pacific, with alliances that have never been stronger.  We’re leading the fight against nuclear dangers.  We’ve applied the strongest sanctions ever on Iran and North Korea — nations that cannot be allowed to threaten the world with nuclear weapons.   We’re leading on behalf of freedom — standing with people in the Middle East and North Africa as they demand their rights; protecting the Libyan people as they rid the world of Muammar Qaddafi.

Barack Obama

11 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

I agree totally Robert - it will be awful if he loses - doesn;t bear thinking about.

George said...

Nice to have your support, my friend. Margaret and I are holding our breaths, terrified at the even the possibility that Romney could become president of the United States. This is a coalition of the plutocrats, the oligarchs, the fearmongers, the neocon jingoes, the ignorant, and the racists. For the sake of not only my country, but the world at large, let us hope and pray they do not succeed.

Rubye Jack said...

Obama should easily shine tonight.

Gerry Snape said...

with you there Robert...

Friko said...

I absolutely dread the thought of having the most powerful nation on earth led by another Bush-type-man. My fervent good wishes to you, Obama.

Laura said...

Thank you for your support. This should not even be a contest - but then I didn't believe Bush would win a second term, so anything can happen. We are on edge waiting for the election - I hope the US doesn't let the rest of the world down!

Ruth said...

I never dreamed it would be this close. Sadly, there are many in this country who do not see beyond our own borders except to feel threatened by what they do not understand. I hope that Obama's experience and intelligence will convince undecideds tonight.

Wish you could vote, Robert.

scott said...

Should be an interesting election - I think it is going to be a race of the lesser of two 'evils', and I think it will be a close race. Most appear to be voting not for their guy but against the other guy. That's too bad. This is a very different election from the last one.

The Solitary Walker said...

The verdict seems to be that Obama carried the night, but failed to deliver a killer blow. Whether any of these debates will influence very much the final election result, however, is unclear.

Ruth said...

I'm afraid I am mostly voting for Obama as a vote against Romney. I intensely dislike our two party limitations. I don't want to throw my vote to a third party candidate and cost Obama the election. But my fears before voting for him in 2008 were more well founded than I knew: his intention to ramp up the war in Afghanistan. His increase of drone predators is deeply troubling (some say 50 civilians die for every one terrorist), not only for the civilian deaths, but for how this is maybe the #1 recruitment instrument for Al Qaeda. No matter who is elected President of the United States, sadly, he/she will continue the belief that the U.S. must control its interests and dominate the world scene.

Sorry, but I was feeling restless not to speak my mind here.

The Solitary Walker said...

No worries, Ruth — you can sound off here anytime you feel like it! I think this too-close-to-call election race is discomfiting us all.