Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Dog Bites Man? Politician Keeps Promises

Drezner quickly reviews Obama's foreign policy performance, compared to Obama's stances he took as candidate, and finds that Obama did what he said he was going to do.

This is actually pretty surprising, not just because cynics think that campaign promises are ephemeral, but that Obama faced a very tough first year with a variety of unexpected crises and complications (elections in Iran and Afghanistan come to mind).  Although seen as a dither-er, Obama might actually be more principled or at least foresighted in his pragmatism than folks might think.

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