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Clouds Over Obama's Second Term

Pistol Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 6:13 PM
Truman had to deal with the possibility of escalation, the USSR coming to the aid of its client Mao, jus as Mao came to the aid of of North Korea. He settled for no win/no lose, a situation still being jawboned at Pan Mun Jong. But the scenario of undeclared no win war was initiated and continues to be imitated. Give Slick Willy credit: his no B-52s barred air strikes on Serbia ended the Serbia problem in a couple weeks with teeny casualties. It was come and gone so fat mot people never knew what happened. We could use more of the same, next time some one crosses us.
Rarely have second terms lived up to the hopes and expectations of presidents or their electorates.

FDR's began with an attempt to pack the Supreme Court by adding new justices and a second Depression of 1937. He was rescued only by the war in Europe in 1939 and the GOP's nomination of "the barefoot boy from Wall Street," Wendell Willkie.

What can be called Harry Truman's second term was a disaster.

In 1949, the Soviets exploded an atom bomb and China fell to Mao. In 1950, the Rosenbergs were convicted as atomic spies for Stalin and North Korea invaded the South,...