Friday, August 24, 2007

The Myth of Foreign Policy Inexperience

Time magazine's Michael Duffy reports on Obama's proposal on Cuba. Duffy repeats the conventional wisdom: "Whatever it may be saying publicly, the Obama campaign knows its man stumbled in recent weeks on foreign policy and that he needs to start over." But if that's the case, why is Obama moving ahead and repeating the same tactic of challenging the conventional wisdom on foreign policy? In reality, Obama's op-ed in the Miami Herald shows why he's the most knowledgable on foreign policy.

Ironically, the Chicago Tribune's Steve Chapman criticized Obama for lacking "audacity" in ending the idiotic approach of the Washington consensus to Cuba. Still, even Chapman admits that Obama is far ahead of Clinton and the Republicans who are afraid to challenge the status quo of a failed Cuba policy.

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Author of "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Rush Limbaugh's Assault on Reason," ( Also the author of "Barack Obama: This Improbable Quest" and "President Barack Obama: A More Perfect Union (, along with "Patriotic Correctness: Academic Freedom and Its Enemies" ( and "Newt Gingrich: Capitol Crimes and Misdemeanors".