Obama & Romney: Geopolitical foes

Obama vs RomneyOn Monday, the world and US audience watched third and last debate of the US presidential candidates Obama and Romney. The core of this debate was “Foreign Policy”.  Polls showed Obama, as a winner but not with big overweight.

The first discussion topic was Libya and new grand challenges in Middle East. It is clear that, USA ambassador and four citizens were assassinated by radical-Islamists. So, what was the failure?.Intelligence or foreign policy?

According to Romney’s words, the US does not need new Iraq or Afghanistan. He means that it is necessary to untwist the correct local guys, and they will make everything thereby. When Romney mentioned different bad “guys” such as Al-Qaeda and Obama interfered with “Russia”. As an importance I would like to give an original text:

Governor Romney, I’m glad that you recognize that Al Qaida is a threat, because a few months ago when you were asked what’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia, not Al Qaida; you said Russia, in the 1980s, they’re now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because, you know, the Cold War’s been over for 20 years“.

That is, he is glad that Romney understood a real threat of Al Qaeda, because a month ago when electors were asking about grand geopolitical foes of USA, Romney said “It is Russia” not Al Qaeda. Russia, in Romney’s opinion, tries to release it is former borders (USSR) and go back to “Cold War” century. After an answer Obama had begun nerve. Romney determined to ignore all questions about “foes” but gave reaction to “Russia” problem:

Russia I indicated is a geopolitical foe. It’s a geopolitical foe, and I said in the same — in the same paragraph I said, and Iran is the greatest national security threat we face. Russia does continue to battle us in the U.N. time and time again. I have clear eyes on this. I’m not going to wear rose-colored glasses when it comes to Russia, or Mr. Putin. And I’m certainly not going to say to him, I’ll give you more flexibility after the election. After the election, he’ll get more backbone“.

Despite all this, Romney insists that Russia and surely Iran still prime and unconditional geopolitical foes of America.

“Russia again and again will resist to us in UN” added Romney.



Romney’s strong accusations on Iran’s Nuclear power on TV debate made Obama angry. Romney:

“It is not secret that in past 4 years of Mr Obama Iran became more closer to acquire nuclear power. Today my alternative, attack Iran within the security operation frame that will ensure peace and stability in region”

Obama refused Romney’s position on Iran issue. President promised “Obeying Iran”, that Iran is very far from nuclear power and even attack against this country will end with tragedy. He guaranteed that Iran will not acquire the nuclear power.

The most interactive question of moderator was: “What would you likely do if Prime Minister Israel will call you and say we are going to attack Iran right now?”. Romney’s answer was very skeptical. He refused chance that Israel PM would have with him such kind of conversation.

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