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It’s always Sunni in Philadelphia

Posted on April 3, 2015 at 5:00 am

President Obama’s foreign policy is much like his domestic one: naïve and narcissistic. The results of his bravado are seldom good. Obama has botched foreign relations. We are no better off anywhere in the world since he took office. The premise of his Middle East policy is that he is adored by the media and Democrats; therefore, the Muslim world will do whatever he suggests. Now we have problems with

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