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Article posted: 12/16/2012 7:49 PM

On foreign policy, Kerry is Obama's good soldier

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Sen. John Kerry is viewed as the front-runner to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state.

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Democratic Sen. John Kerry stands tall as President Barack Obama's good soldier. The Massachusetts lawmaker has flown to Afghanistan and Pakistan numerous times to tamp down diplomatic disputes, spending hours drinking tea and taking walks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai or engaging in delicate negotiations in Islamabad.
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