The Madeleine Brand Show for January 25, 2012

Analyzing President Obama's foreign policy record

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President Barack Obama walks the Colonnade hours before giving the State of the Union Speech at the White House January 24, 2012 in Washington, DC.

During Tuesday night's State of the Union speech, President Obama touted his foreign policy accomplishments. He talked about ending the Iraq war, putting pressure on Iran and killing Osama Bin Laden. The president also described the U.S. as "the one indispensable nation in world affairs."


Fouad Ajami is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and Middle East scholar

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