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James Downey: Obama's visit the least of his foreign policy concerns

Published 30/04/2011 | 05:00

WHEN Barack Obama comes to visit us, we can look forward to broad grins and quotations from Yeats in the style of Kennedy and Clinton -- always assuming that the US president's speech-writers can find something optimistic in the work of Yeats.

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At a pinch, there's always "the indomitable Irishry", not that we've been feeling too indomitable lately. And the president is a quintessentially American optimist.

He must also be the "coolest" person ever to hold the office.

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