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A Nobel War Speech?

Did Obama lay the groundwork for an eventual strike against Iran?

Dec 21, 2009, Vol. 15, No. 14 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
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Is it too much to hope that President Obama has learned some TR-like lessons in his first year in office? Wouldn't it be something if he now set about reminding today's progressives that "peace" can be a mask for cowardice, and that national well-being requires "the stern and virile virtues" rather than "a warped and twisted sentimentality"?

--William Kristol