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What Is the Obama Doctrine?

NBC’s David Gregory asked his panelists on Sunday, including NR’s Rich Lowry, if President Obama’s interview with Tom Friedman of the New York Times helped to determine what the Obama doctrine is or to clarify the principles that drive the president’s decision-making in the realm of foreign policy. See Rich’s comments below. 

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