An Argument, but Not One We Wanted to Hear

by Debra Sweet

I was listening to the "foreign policy debate" while reading blogs and tweeting. Among people I follow there was a lot of interest in whether the drone war would come up. It was brought up by Mitt Romney, approvingly, and then not spoken to by Obama. People also hoped Guantanamo would come up; it didn't.

Some I followed thought the President's comment that the US military doesn't have horses and bayonets anymore quite clever. The fact that both candidates are such thorough proponents of "modern" warfare; not just drones, but nuclear subs, and deep surveillance as well as Special Forces and targeted killing, made it impossible for me to enjoy the wit at Romney's expense.

I am not voting for either of them, since many of you have asked. I am taking the advice on our postcard to speak and act in defense of people's rights against domestic political repression and mass incarceration; for a real end to U.S. occupation of Afghanistan and threats to bomb Iran.