Tell the Top Talk Shows to Follow Up on Monday Night's Drone Question
Just Foreign Policy supporters urged Bob Schieffer to ask a question on drones—and he did!
During Monday night's presidential debate, moderator Bob Schieffer asked a direct question on a candidate's drone strike policy, which is more than had been raised in any previous debate this election season. Unfortunately, Schieffer only asked Mitt Romney the question—and let President Obama completely off the hook.
But that doesn't mean that the question was a failure. Simply raising the issue during the debate has led to a wave of media interest in US drone strike policy. Perhaps the most notable discussion occurred on MSNBC's Morning Joe when Joe Scarborough, the host and a former Republican congressman, challenged Joe Klein's defense of US drone strike policy with a passionate and well-reasoned argument against drone strikes. And that's a true victory.
If Morning Joe can have a substantive debate about drone strikes, then other top news talk programs ought to be able to do so as well.
Tell Bob Schieffer and other top talk show hosts to follow up on Monday night's drone question by facilitating a real discussion about drone strike policy. You can also tweet these and other hosts here.