Brian Lee Crowley

Mr Obama, you’re no Jack Kennedy

Barack Obama is often compared to assassinated US President John F. Kennedy, including by Kennedy’s late brother Teddy when he endorsed Obama for the Democratic nomination 6 years ago. But judged by his foreign policy at least, Obama is no Jack Kennedy. In his inaugural address, Kennedy famously declaimed:

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”

Stirring stuff. Especially when compared to Obama’s foreign policy, which can be summarised as “Comfort your enemies and afflict your friends”. Find out why in my latest column for the Ottawa Citizen and other Postmedia papers.

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Brian Lee Crowley
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