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The Obama doctrine
Economist, by Lexington

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 11/30/2012 4:42:12 AM

BY CYNICAL tradition “abroad” is where American presidents go to seek a legacy, after their domestic agendas have stalled. This is especially true of second-term presidents. As they lose momentum at home, the temptation is to head overseas in search of crises that only American clout can resolve. At the outset of his second term, Barack Obama seems to be planning the opposite approach. Mr Obama and his team believe that his outstanding task is to secure a domestic legacy. Their fear is that foreign entanglements may threaten that goal. It may help that he secured something

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So, he intends to be "present, but not deeply involved around the globe". It´s hard to maintain a campaign schedule around the world without someone noticing, but it can be done here. So, that would be campaigning, but not deeply involved here at home.

      


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