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Gates's Challenge

5:06 PM, Jan 9, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Michael Graham, writing for the Boston Herald:

“I think he has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.”

— Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Vice President Joe Biden

Hey Bob, tell me a liberal who hasn’t.

Step back from the ongoing scandal of Benghazi or the shameless politics of Hillary Clinton’s “I opposed the surge because you were in the primary, Barack” politics.

Look instead at the Democratic Party’s record on foreign policy over the past 40 years. It’s not bad — it’s abysmal.

Take Gates’ challenge: Name a foreign policy position that Democrats like John Kerry and Ed Markey have gotten right, going back to President Reagan’s election.

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