The Presidency: I Felt I Had to Draw the Line

"I Felt I Had to Draw the Line"

Uruguay's President Julio Maria Sanguinetti, chatting with George Bush, spotted him first. Sanguinetti muttered a low warning to the U.S. President that Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega, who had just entered the room at Costa Rica's Hotel Cariari, was headed toward them. Bush squared himself, picking up the Sandinista comandante in his peripheral vision. He was poised for this power game that is played with body language and photo opportunities. Adversarial heads of state strive to gain a psychological edge over one another and to make points with the vast electronic audiences that watch these dramas. In this odd world where image is...

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