This week there was an attack on the US Embassy in Libya where the US Ambassador, Chris Stevens, and three other Americans were killed along with a handful of Libyans. The Embassy was attacked after an American made film that mocked the Islamic prophet Mohammed was released in Libya.
This event brings up the question of foreign policy into the presidential debate. A president, as commander-in-chief, is the head of our foreign policy apparatus. He uses the informal power of speeches and crisis manager to deal with these issues. He also uses the formal powers of his office of appointing ambassadors, meeting with foreign dignitaries, and commanding the military to conduct foreign affairs.
What should the president do about the attack on our embassy in Libya?
Is foreign policy an important issue to you as a voter? Why?
(Please respond to this post by September 23.)