Since Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have so little experience with foreign affairs, it’s difficult to predict the direction of their foreign policy should the Republican ticket win the election. What we do know is that they strongly believe in “American exceptionalism.”
Frida Ghitis of the Miami Herald offers her opinion on CNN’s web site:
Regarding Afghanistan, the war in which Americans are serving and dying, Romney and Obama have, incredibly, largely avoided the topic. Despite vague criticisms, Romney is on record supporting Obama’s plan to remove American forces.
Romney once, a little bafflingly, declared that Russia is America’s main foe. In reality, whoever wins the election will need Russia’s cooperation on the global stage to counter vital and urgent problems.
Since 1969, Arthur Lieber has been teaching and working in non-profit educational organizations. His focus has been on promoting critical, creative, and enjoyable learning for students in informal settings. In the 2010 mid-term elections, he was the Democratic nominee for US Congress from Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District.