Reaganesque?: President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet people along Main Street in Moneygall, Ireland, on Tuesday.
Some may question their choice of reference material, but President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron teamed up to pen a column for The Times of London, comparing this year’s Arab Spring to the Cold War—and themselves to that era’s American and British heads of state. —KA
“The Oval” in USA Today:
They liken their personal efforts to two leaders who came before them: Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher.
“We will stand with those who want to bring light into dark, support those who seek freedom in place of repression, aid those laying the building blocks of democracy,” they wrote.
“We will not stand by as their aspirations get crushed in a hail of bombs, bullets and mortar fire. We are reluctant to use force, but when our interests and values come together, we know that we have a responsibility to act.”