Obama to Snowden

Nixon went to China.  Reagan pointed fewer nukes at Russia.  Sadat flew to Jerusalem.  Mandela hugged de Klerk.  Bush acknowledged Aids.

Each took a significant political risk in a direction opposite to their previous leanings.  Each spent immense political capital in doing so.

In each case, their most unexpected move became their more lasting legacy.

Now it's Barry's turn.

"You pissed off a lot of people Ed.  Distracted me from my entire second term agenda. But in the process you seem to have handed America a possible way back to History's moral high ground. 'Nuff said? Come on home. Safe passage granted. Let's thrash this out together. All of us."

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