Opinion Searching in Vain for the Obama Magic

Never before has a speech by President Barack Obama felt as false as his Tuesday address announcing America's new strategy for Afghanistan. It seemed like a campaign speech combined with Bush rhetoric -- and left both dreamers and realists feeling distraught.
Von Gabor Steingart
President Barack Obama's Tuesday speech left a bad taste in many mouths.

President Barack Obama's Tuesday speech left a bad taste in many mouths.

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