Barack Obamaâ€™s foreign policy came under expert scrutiny in this Intelligence Squared debate from 2010, as influential hawks and doves debated whether the presidentâ€™s policies have left America looking feeble on the world stage. Historian and academic Simon Schama clashed with General Jack Keane, former vice chief of staff of the US Army, on the motion â€œObamaâ€™s foreign policy is a gift to America's enemies.â€
Also speaking in favour of the motion were retired four-star general Jack Keane and Executive foreign editor of the Telegraph Con Coughlin. Against the motion were France's leading philosopher Bernard-Henri LÃ©vy and Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence at Columbia Law School Philip Bobbitt.
The debate was chaired by BBC World News presenter Zeinab Badawi.
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