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The Denver Debate: A Second Look

E3Troit Wrote: Oct 07, 2012 1:21 AM
I believe the Republican party screwed up in Iraq on purpose! They did not want the US Army to control Iraqi society after the fall of Saddam. The Neo-Conservatives and Republican party believed Iraqi society could be re-styled to suit America's need after a whole lot of looting took place Folks, read "Policy for a New American Century." Republicans have the same philosophy here in the USA, it's called 'starve the beast.'

The first presidential debate of 2012 is now behind us.

And Republican challenger Mitt Romney won it handily.

No one challenges this verdict. Even President Obama’s most ardent supporters concede it by way of the truly laughable excuses to which they’ve resorted in accounting for the decisive drubbing that their candidate received.

But while the conventional wisdom concerning the victor is sound enough, the conventional wisdom concerning the debate’s loser is not so much.

Obama, we are told, was “off his game.” From Denver’s altitude to personal family issues, every conceivable rationale has been offered by the President’s...