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Disclaimer about CFR Essay [UPDATED]

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Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 2:40 PM

As I noted yesterday, I have an essay at CFR on the President’s speech.  I don’t write the headlines or the summaries of my pieces, and I was surprised and dismayed when someone at CFR summarized my piece by saying: “President Obama’s counterterrorism speech didn’t earn its hype. When it comes to the war on terror, the president’s top priority has always been saving face, not solving problems.”   The first sentence is an accurate summary; the second, italicized phrase is not remotely accurate, and not what I think.  I contacted my editor yesterday, and at my request he changed that summary as it is displayed on the page of the essay.  But I just noticed that the erroneous summary is still present (as of 2:30 p.m. Saturday) on the main CFR web page.  I hope to get it changed ASAP, but in the meantime, and for the record, I want to disassociate myself from the absurd statement that “the President’s top priority has always been saving face, not solving problems.”

UPDATE: Fixed now.