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the problem is "the One"

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Submitted by A. Cohen (Canada), Aug 18, 2009 at 22:29

Your criticism is devastating. The problem is the "One," Obama, that is. As a candidate, in discussing foreign affairs, he used endless platitutes. On Iran, for example, he could not get beyond "carrots and sticks," which he repeated again and again. He made extraordinary comments about Hezbollah and Lebanon that caught the attention of David Brooks of the NYT-and me. He sounds a all times like a university debater...who lives in 'platitude world'...or, did, I mean, high school debater. This same deficit is seen in his discussion of domestic policy. Enough

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