The campaign has really, honestly, finally started between President Obama and Mitt Romney. While there will be lots of talk in the next few months about the economy and social issues, foreign policy will continue to engender debates. The refrains — how to deal with the likes of Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, or Russia — will pit the White House against Romney’s eclectic team, whose foreign policy suggestions amount to the ABO doctrine (Anything but Obama). Each side will monologue, dialogue, and even mosh-pit about the challenges facing our nation’s security.
Kayyem, Juliette. "Election Season Requires Listening, Not Just Talking." Boston Globe, May 31, 2012.