Perhaps the Iraq occupation has taken a back seat to the US economy in the minds of American electorate. Yet . . . we want and need a little more foreign policy discussion out of this campaign. How is it possible to unfairly grill a prospective commander in chief on a raging war? After 8 years of Bush, have our expectations for what a top leader can articulate fallen so low as to make a meaningful debate impossible?
To take the measure of U.S. foreign policy in this campaign, we turn to Robert Fisk, Britain’s foremost foreign correspondent, who writes for the Independent and author of new collection of essays, The Age of the Warrior; and Patricia DeGennaro, Professor at New York University and founder of the Institute for Integrated International Policy.