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Foreign Policy, Presidential Debate 2012, the Commission on Presidential Debates chose moderator Bob Schieffer and confirms topics for third debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida on October 22.

Here are the topics for the October 22 debate, not necessarily to be brought up in this order:
  • America’s role in the world
  • Our longest war – Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Red Lines – Israel and Iran
  • The Changing Middle East and the New Face of Terrorism – I
  • The Changing Middle East and the New Face of Terrorism – II
  • The Rise of China and Tomorrow’s World
According to the CPD, the format for the debate will be “divided into six-time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator. The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the topic.”

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Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton’s $70,000 apology to Muslims on Pakistani television as a public service announcement.  That is the to cost American taxpayers, $70,000 for the ad  that aired on seven different Pakistani television stations by the US Embassy in Islamabad. The ad is in English but subtitled in Urdu, the main Pakistani language. This leads the US government in distancing themselves from the anti-Islam video Innocence of Muslims and the right of free speech in America.

Victoria Nuland, US State Department spokesperson stated at a new briefing,

In order to ensure we reached the largest number of Pakistanis, some 90 million as I understand it in this case with these spots, it was the judgment that this was the best way to do it.”

I think the sense was that this particular aspect of the president and the secretary’s message needed to be heard by more Pakistanis than had heard it, and that this was an effective way to get that message across.”

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