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The art of diplomacy

Again, we get a stark comparison in styles between President Obama and the previous administration.

To me that handshake with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez symbolizes one of the things I like so much about Obama. He doesn’t avoid the face to face meeting, but walks right up to an adversary and says, “Let’s talk.” The old American arrogance has been replaced with strength and confidence. The first step in diplomacy is establishing an environment where discussion can take place. Obama has opened the door.
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