smart-power

The president's foreign policy has certainly been "smart" from a domestic political point of view. The president has effectively removed foreign policy as a Republican talking point. But in its actual effects overseas, it has been anything but smart.
As hyper-partisanship continues to dominate the health care debate in the nation's capital, it might be easy to overlook a bipartisan consensus that has quietly but unmistakably emerged in the foreign policy spectrum.
I promise you this: If I see Joe Wilson this Thanksgiving, I'll make sure not to shout out or finger point as I reach for the pecan pie.