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Barack Obama, George H.W. Bush and Foreign Policy Realism

President Barack Obama admires the foreign policy realism of President George H.W. Bush and, according to Jeffrey Goldberg’s Atlantic article this week, said “I love that guy” about Mr. Bush’s national security adviser, Brent Scowcroft.

Examine their foreign policy records and you’ll find two big differences and two similarities between the Obama and Bush 41 administrations.


The above excerpt was originally published in The Wall Street Journal.