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Remember: What they say tonight doesn’t matter

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Politicians change their mind and break promises all the time. But on foreign policy, their campaign-season talk is less reliable than on other issues — for better or for worse. Woodrow Wilson ran for reelection on the motto, “He Kept Us Out of War.” In his second term, he didn’t keep us out of war. George W. Bush ran for president opposing nation-building and calling for a “humble foreign...

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