Vice presidential debate: Questions that should be asked … and probably won’t

Tonight’s vice presidential debate presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky between Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan on domestic and foreign policy policy will hit six topics over the course of an hour and a half. Moderator Martha Raddatz of the ABC News can’t possibly get in all the questions on the minds of Americans.  

Danielle Pletka, American Enterprise Institute: Foreign policy has been largely absent from the stage in this election, but in many ways, the job of the Vice President has been to wrangle especially challenging national security issues. Vice President Biden, that portfolio has included Iraq, a country which you once suggested be divided in three. But Iraq seems to be headed in the wrong direction. Do you and the administration believe, having chosen to exit Iraq in 2011, and with Maliki aiding Assad in Syria and answering to many demands from Tehran, that Iraq is an administration success story? Mr. Ryan, you rarely addressed the question of Iraq when on the Hill, what would you have counseled the president to do differently?

For other VP debate questions on the minds of policy experts, visit the Washington Post.

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