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Letters: Neoconservatism vs. Obama's realism

July 13, 2013

Re "Obama wings it in Egypt," Opinion, July 9

Jonah Goldberg decries President Obama's foreign policy as "winging it" and says it is characterized by constantly switching positions. If so, then by his own measure, Goldberg is guilty of the same, for his own positions always manage to be in lock-step opposition to Obama's.

To paraphrase Goldberg, Obama's realist policies are just ideological ones that yield to the demands of the moment.

Well, I'll take policies that are tempered by what is attainable over the neoconservatives' wishful thinking of "we create our own reality" any day.

Tom Poulin



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