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Lacking a foreign policy vision, Obama administration muddles along
Lacking a foreign policy vision, Obama administration muddles along

Two weeks ago, John F. Kerry, America's peripatetic secretary of State, stopped off in France “to share a hug with all of Paris.” In the annals of American diplomacy, Kerry's hug — even with its requisite reference to Gen. John Pershing (“Lafayette, we are here!”) and James Taylor flown in from the 1960s to assure Parisians that “You've Got a Friend” — would likely rank with Jimmy Carter's acknowledgment of the “admiration and love” said to define the relationship between the Iranian people and their shah. In short, it was a moment best forgotten — a vapid, profoundly silly event that is all too...

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