Up North in Canada I watched the debate last night with great interest and at one moment I saw something from Ryan that touched a nerve
Discussion of when the US should put troops on the ground.
RADDATZ: No humanitarian?
RYAN: Each situation will -- will come up with its own set of circumstances, but putting American troops on the ground? That's got to be within the national security interests of the American people.
One word jumped to my mind; Rwanda. Paul Ryan, even after the world let a genocide happen, would repeat that mistake. The US has no strategic interest in the area, or very little. Over 800 000 people died in a genocide that I had hoped would have been a lesson that didn't need to be repeated.
5 years after that genocide after the full impact of it had been felt Bill Clinton Apologized for not sending the 5000 troops that could have stopped that genocide. I thought the world would never let a genocide on that scale happen again. I now believe that Ryan and Romney would sit on the sidelines (bombers and drones couldn't have helped the street to street small gangs that commited this genocide) if this developed again.
"No Humanitarian" reason to put troops on the ground. I find it hard to believe that these people call themselves pro life.
Also, I wanted to share an article summerizing the debate from the cbc that I believe is an actual example of journalism.
Also the title I think is something you'll like.
Joe Biden takes fight to Paul Ryan in VP debate