"For the first time in a long, long time, a Democrat is running for president and has the clear advantage on national security policy. That is not ‘how things are supposed to be,’ and Republicans sound apoplectic about it. But there is a reason President Obama is leading on national security, and it was apparent in his U.N. speech last week, which showed a president who understands that we really do live in a more complex world today — and that saying so is not a cop-out. It’s a road map. Mitt Romney, given his international business background, should understand this, but he acts instead as if he learned his foreign policy at the International House of Pancakes, where the menu and architecture rarely changes."
— Thomas L. Friedman in his column, The World We’re Actually Living In - NYTimes.com