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Audio: Hillary Clinton could restore America’s fighting spirit

Former Clinton administration official says US has retreated from the world stage under Obama

By Josh Lowe  

Did the US make the wrong choice in 2008? © Marc Nozell

Listen to James Rubin’s speech on America’s role in the world

A former official for the Clinton administration has slammed US President Barack Obama for his timid foreign policy, and said that Hillary Clinton would do a better job if she had the position.

James Rubin, who served as chief spokesman for the US State Department between 1997 and 2000, said in a speech at the York Festival of Ideas on Thursday that Obama had allowed America…

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