The Presidency: Credit Where Credit Is Due

Credit Where Credit Is Due

While the political and military combatants were waging peace down in Managua last Thursday, the U.S. Senate was raising hell into the night about who should get credit. Democrats wanted to hail Chamorro and Ortega. Republicans liked the former but wanted to zing the latter for suggesting that he could continue to govern "from below." Kudos were lofted for former President Jimmy Carter, arbiter of the ballot box, and Costa Rica's President Oscar Arias Sanchez, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for devising a regional peace plan. Then minority leader Bob Dole added his footnote to history: "There would not have...

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