The president needs to truly negotiate , something which he has shown absolutely no stomach for even attempting. Perhaps it seems too much like an academic assignment ( due by next class) when all he wants to do is party. People used to speak of an " Imperial Presidency " in administrations past. I haven't seen anything like this one since Nixon and maybe not even then. May our unrepentant imperialist meet the same fate and let us hope that a changed heart makes it unnecessary.