Friday 23 March 2018

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

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.

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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