Probably the strongest experience I have in foreign relations is the fact that I spent four years living overseas when I was a child in southeast Asia. ~Barack Obama
I forgot this is supposed to be reassuring and make us want Obama to be President. I’ve been reading The Economist since I was 10–do I get to be Secretary of State?
So his strongest experience isn’t the work that he’s done with Sen. Lugar on Russian nukes, or his time on the Foreign Relations Committee–it’s a four-year period in his childhood. It’s bad enough that he’s made this silly claim before, but it’s just sad that he’s making it into a sort of centerpiece of his foreign policy credentials.
P.S. Living overseas offers a different perspective, I grant you, but how it could be his “strongest” experience really is a mystery.