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Woodward on Obama’s Foreign-Policy Speech: ‘Sometimes It Is Best to Just Be Quiet’


The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward thinks President Obama may have been better served to use his commencement address at the United States Military Academy this week to do something other than defend his foreign policy.

“There’s so much talk, and I don’t think talk solves lots of these problems,” he said on Fox News Sunday. “In foreign policy, you’re trying to do two things: Comfort your friends, and scare the hell out of your enemies, or your potential enemies.”

“A speech like this does not have that effect,” Woodward continued. “Sometimes it is best to just be quiet, and not try to theorize and not try to explain here, and I think the explaining is just not working.”

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