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Obama at the UN: No Time for Freedom

September 24, 2013

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In his address to the United Nations General Assembly today, President Obama made some general statements in support of democracy. But when he got to actual cases, to actual U.S. foreign policy matters, the word was absent. When he discussed Syria and Iran and the Palestinians, he used words like dignity, security, culture--not freedom.

My own analysis appeared in The Weekly Standard today, and can be found here. The President’s desire to ditch the Bush "freedom agenda" has led him into a moral cul-de-sac here.

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