• A troubled region

The Sun-Times had its pundits keeping score, and on Tuesday morning Steve Huntley—and Huntley alone—gave the Monday night debate to Mitt Romney. Mark Brown (and lots of other viewers) thought the top line of the night was Obama’s “Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets,” but in Huntley’s view Obama was being “sarcastic and condescending” and looked “small.”

“The biggest whopper of the night?” Huntley asked and Huntley answered: “Obama said Romney doesn’t have different ideas on Syria, ignoring Romney’s advocacy of finding a way to arm rebels friendly to the West.”

As I didn’t recall Romney laying out this idea, I consulted a transcript of the debate. Here’s what the Republican candidate had to say: