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October 2012

Unsuitable as Commander in Chief

October 31, 2012 // Expressen - Sweden - Swedish

How afraid should we be of Mitt Romney assuming the role of America’s commander in chief? It is probably the most important question the outside world has to brood upon in the run-up to election day, Nov. 6. With Barack Obama as the U.S. president, foreign policy has landed in safe hands. The beginning was a little [Read more]

2012 Presidential Election: A Mountain of Dollars

October 31, 2012 // Panorama - Italy - Italian

More than two billion dollars. The 2012 election campaign broke the record of contributions. And in these [next few] days, millions of dollars will be invested in ads to be aired in swing states. What would you do if you had $8.5 million per day to be spent in two weeks to "buy" (Time magazine used this expression a [Read more]

Obama Slowed American Decline

October 31, 2012 // Liberation - France - French

Tonight [Oct. 22], finally, is the last televised debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. It is not meant to be about Big Bird (the Sesame Street bird whose wings Mitt Romney wants to clip) or the “binders full of women” (which are still used by Romney to promote the weaker sex) but on the Iranian atomic bomb, [Read more]

Romney or Obama: Who Is Worse for Russia?

October 31, 2012 // Russia Beyond the Headlines - Russia

Governor Romney’s characterisation of Russia as 'our number one geopolitical foe' did it. It came on top of two decades of Russia’s concessions. It occurred even to the most die-hard Russian liberals of the Eighties mold that some western politicians can sometimes be not just duplicitous, but plain stupid. Dangerously stupid.
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