WEST CHESTER, PA, July 9, 2012 – America will be presented with two major candidates in the 2012 presidential election, President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. The media and many political pundits claim that the two candidates vying for the White House represent two different ideologies and different directions for our nation.
Americans are being given the illusion of choice. Many believe that they have a choice between the two major candidates, and that they must vote for either one or the other candidate. But the reality of the situation is that there is no difference between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama on the issues.
When Barack Obama ran for President in 2008, he ran as the “peace candidate” and promised to end the war in Iraq. After nearly completing his first term, Obama still has maintained an American presence in Iraq with a massive embassy and several thousand troops and contractors.
Obama has shown no signs of wanting to seriously draw down American forces from Afghanistan, is continuing to bomb Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia, has attacked Libya, and continues to maintain forty-five military bases around Iran.
If elected, Mitt Romney has shown no signs of wanting to adopt a more humble foreign policy. Romney is currently being advised on the issue of foreign policy by many prominent neoconservatives and individuals who have pushed for our current foreign policy.