Wanting to have the last word, to write your own history or to speak at your own wake, is a natural human impulse. Former American presidents are afforded that licence, and more besides.
In action, the Obama Doctrine wasn't much different than the Bush Doctrine.
Obama's eight years were a paradigm of dignity, of civilization, of fairness which few of his predecessors achieved.
Trump will not be the first (in the event he reaches the White House and he delivers on his campaign promises) president to enact racist laws that place restrictions on immigrants of specific ethnic groups during his reign.
Obama is in the process of building the legacy that he will leave after his term as president is complete... It may change the very foundations of American foreign policy.
We do not begrudge Obama the job of UN Secretary-General. In fact, we approve of it. It is a job where words are considered more important than action.
It was heartening to see the leader of the free world deliver a ringing public denunciation of the tyranny and corruption that’s destroying the continent.
It's too soon to call him a 'lame duck.'