Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Military Force


The death of Ambassador Chris Stevens at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the breaching of our embassy walls in Cairo, Egypt, might have unified our politicians in a common cause similar to the way they came together for the short time right after 9/11. Unfortunately, because this is a presidential election year, this was not the case. Instead, these tragic and terrible incidents have been made into the basis for political fodder and sloganeering by the Republican opposition to President Obama. On September 12, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan issued a press release titled “Peace through Strength Works.” In that speech he declared, “If you show weakness, if you show moral…

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