Well last night in Winston-Salem the second joint press appearance of the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates took place. This time Al Gore and George W Bush were sitting around a table as they generally agreed on most of the night’s topics from foreign policy to juvenile justice and even racial profiling. The only real place moderator Jim Lehrer managed to find disagreement was on the topic of US military intervention. Gore supported most military actions of the last twenty years saying that the US military needs to be used for both humanitarian intervention and nation-building purposes. Bush on the other hand said the US did the right thing to not intervene in the massacre in Rwanda while he lauded the US training of the Nigerian military as a peace keeping force for Africa.
We go now to the excerpts from the debate.
- Excerpts of the Debate