February 10, 2014

Why Barack Obama Loves France

Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico

The Associated Press

There won’t be any freedom fries on the menu for Tuesday’s state dinner. For all of President Barack Obama’s hopes of recalibrating American foreign policy around his own personal popularity overseas, he’s struggled to find willing partners in leaders, governments and the people who elect them. Then there’s France.

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