In his second term, Ronald Reagan had Iran-Contra, but also a treaty
eliminating U.S. and Soviet missiles in Europe, his
“tear-down-this-wall” moment in Berlin and his lead role in ending the
In his second term, Bill Clinton had Monica, but also came close to a peace treaty between Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat.
Obama’s second-term scandals — IRS, Benghazi, wiretapping The
Associated Press and Fox — are in the low-kiloton range compared to the
resignation of Nixon or the impeachment of Clinton.
And as Obama is going to get nada from a Republican House on guns,
amnesty, cap-and-trade or a second stimulus, he should look for his
legacy — as Nixon, Reagan and Clinton did — to foreign policy.
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