Romney versus Obama: “The Choice 2012”

The award-winning PBS program FRONTLINE premiered a new documentary last night, “The Choice 2012.” If you did not get a chance to see the initial broadcast, you should check it out via streaming video. Despite the partisan gridlock in Washington and the dysfunction in Congress, the November 2012 presidential election is crucially important, and particularly with respect to American foreign policy. Especially since the mid-twentieth century, the presidency has been ascendant in its dominance of U.S. foreign policy making. One of the points the FRONTLINE film highlights is President Obama’s aggressive use of covert operations and questionable counter-terrorism tactics. Though the film does not exclusively focus on foreign policy issues, it does provide in-depth background on the two men with the best current chance to become the most powerful political leader in today’s world.

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