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Ted Cruz Renames Obama's Foreign Policy, Butchers the Former Iranian President's

From Israel to Iran, the Texas Republican wants you to see Obama's foreign policy decisions as Hillary Clinton's problems.
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If Ted Cruz's speech Wednesday at the Heritage Foundation is an indication of Republican presidential campaign talking points, you'll soon be hearing lots more about the "Obama-Clinton foreign policy." 

The Republican senator from Texas delivered this year's "Margaret Thatcher Freedom Lecture" at the conservative think tank. The topic was: "The Power of Friendship: Embracing Allies to Revitalize American Leadership." Pretty much in keeping with his other recent foreign policy speeches, Cruz spent most of his hour-plus talk bashing Obama as weak and ineffectual, and slammed him for entering into foolish negotiations with U.S. enemies at the expense of trust from longstanding allies. In a new tack, however, Cruz also took pains to tie Obama's former secretary of state and the presumptive Democratic presidential frontrunner for 2016, Hillary Clinton, to the legacy.