The world is going to be a better place because Mitt Romney has not been elected the United States’ 45th president, despite President Barack Obama’s shortcomings.
Obama’s first term left plenty to be desired. [ . . . ] The number [of civilians killed in drone strikes] suggest an ironic and appalling disregard for the worth of human lives in distant lands by a president whose fathers lived continents away. In pursuing these attacks, Obama, like his predecessor, has undermined security. They fuel anti-Americanism as well as extremism in Pakistan, which is as rife as ever. Closer to home for Obama, Faisal Shahzad, who attempted to bomb Times Square in 2010, justified his act by telling the judge, “When the drones hit, [the Americans] don’t see children.” Little wonder that polled Pakistanis favoured Mitt Romney.
Terrible as Obama has been for the rule-of-law and human rights and imperfect as he has been for the economy, Mitt Romney would have been worse.