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Republicans can't seem to agree on Iraq and Middle East strategies
Republicans can't seem to agree on Iraq and Middle East strategies

The crisis in Iraq and broader unrest in the Middle East have exposed a growing rift among Republicans on foreign policy, as skeptics of military intervention have more openly challenged the party's hawkish posture in the post-Sept. 11 era. Unfolding events in the region could help shape the fight for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 just as it did for Democrats in 2008, when Barack Obama capitalized on liberals' distaste for the war in Iraq as he wrested the nomination from front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton. Even as Americans take an increasingly dim view of President Obama's handling of foreign policy, however, they have generally supported his positions on the Middle...

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