Dave Weigel on Obama's foreign policy:
Obama's advisers don't pretend that their candidate is moving very far from the legacy of Bill Clintona legacy of humanitarian interventionism that provided some of the moral and legal justifications for Iraq. The problems of this decade, in their view, came because the Bush administration looked at unilateral action as a first course of action and multilateralism as a patina, gathering allies after military decisions had already been made. That's the reverse of what Obama says he wants: multilateralism first and unilateralism as a last resort.
Basically: a blend of Clinton and H.W. Bush. Doesn't seem so risky after the last eight years, does it?
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