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For a Foreign Audience

Yes, Charles Krauthammer makes the observation that much of the foreign policy part of the speech was aimed more at listeners overseas — in Riyadh, Cairo, and Tehran — than at home. He further suggested (quite provocatively) that the speech suggested that should the Iranian people rise up against the mullahs, the U.S. would be there to support them — even militarily.

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.

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