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JFK's Apology
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John F. Kennedy sure is getting a lot of play on the Wall Street Journal editorial page in the last couple of days. Yesterday, an editorial praised him for his efforts on youth physical fitness. Today, there's a piece by Fouad Ajami about President Obama:

Now and then Mr. Obama's devotees nodded to American history with evocations of FDR's New Deal and superficial parallels to JFK—the good looks, the glamour, the young children. But Kennedy had seen combat, was a Cold Warrior, and believed in the burdens of American power. Yes, he charmed Parisians and Berliners—but as the standard-bearer of an American empire of liberty. He never journeyed abroad to apologize on behalf of his country.

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JFK's Apology
futureofcapitalism.com

John F. Kennedy sure is getting a lot of play on the Wall Street Journal editorial page in the last couple of days. Yesterday, an editorial praised him for his efforts on youth physical fitness. Today, there's a piece by Fouad Ajami about President Obama:

Now and then Mr. Obama's devotees nodded to American history with evocations of FDR's New Deal and superficial parallels to JFK—the good looks, the glamour, the young children. But Kennedy had seen combat, was a Cold Warrior, and believed in the burdens of American power. Yes, he charmed Parisians and Berliners—but as the standard-bearer of an American empire of liberty. He never journeyed abroad to apologize on behalf of his country.

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