October 31, 2011

Obama Deserves Credit - for Following Bush's Footsteps

Peter Feaver, Foreign Policy

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President Obama campaigned on a scorched earth critique of the foreign policy he inherited from President Bush. He promised to undo all of it. Some of those promises (withdrawing all combat troops from Iraq in 16 months) barely survived the first few days, while others (unconditional talks with Ahmadinejad or closing Gitmo) were only jettisoned after months of failed efforts.

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