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Brzezinski backs Obama's approach to foreign policy

Democratic foreign policy stalwart Zbigniew Brzezinski put his money on Barack Obama, and his views on foreign policy, in an interview on Bloomberg TV's Political Capital with Al Hunt. According to this Bloomberg article:

"Obama is clearly more effective and has the upper hand,'' Brzezinski, who was President Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, said. "He has a sense of what is historically relevant, and what is needed from the United States in relationship to the world.''

Brzezinski, 79, dismissed the notion that Clinton, 59, a New York senator and the wife of former President Bill Clinton, is more seasoned than Obama, 46. "Being a former first lady doesn't prepare you to be president. President Truman didn't have much experience before he came to office. Neither did John Kennedy,'' Brzezinski said.

Clinton's foreign-policy approach is "very conventional,'' Brzezinski said. "I don't think the country needs to go back to what we had eight years ago.''

It's a pretty significant endorsement, foreign policy wise, from a pretty significant Democrat.

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