March 18, 2014

We Need a New Obama Doctrine

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

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Soon, a few of those around Carter became quite concerned that the old world order, at least as they had known it since the end of World War II, was unraveling. This was not good for Democratic chances in the upcoming 1980 elections.

Then all of a sudden Carter flipped. By January 1980 there was a new Carter Doctrine,

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