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Daniel Aronstein sends the following John Kerry misquote from today.

Remarks of Senator John Kerry on Security and Strength for a New World

More than a century ago, Teddy Roosevelt defined American leadership in foreign policy. He said America should walk softly and carry a big stick.

From the Biography of Theodore Roosevelt:

Roosevelt steered the United States more actively into world politics. He liked to quote a favorite proverb, “Speak softly and carry a big stick. . . . ”

And just in case you really need proof, this exhibit from the Library of Congress on the phrase.

Make of that what you will…

Perhaps Senator Kerry will reinterpret the Monroe Doctrine for an encore…

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