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History's lessons may well be behind Obama's ISIS approach

After all, wars did destroy the presidencies or legacies of Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and George W Bush.

WARS can make or unmake presidential tenures. They can build or break presidential reputations. The Vietnam War destroyed the presidency of Lyndon Johnson, and indirectly caused Richard Nixon's resignation.

President Barack Obama is aware that wars have produced disastrous outcomes for a...

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