Alex Massie

The Experience Primary | 21 November 2007

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Probably the strongest experience I have in foreign relations is the fact that I spent four years living overseas when I was a child in southeast Asia. ~Barack Obama

I forgot this is supposed to be reassuring and make us want Obama to be President.  I’ve been reading The Economist since I was 10–do I get to be Secretary of State? - Daniel Larison

Obama, remember, left Indonesia when he was ten years old. If that constitutes invaluable experience I'm a Dutchman. On the other hand, of course, as I've suggested before Hillary's experience isn't quite as extensive as she likes to have you believe.

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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