The Presidential Persona Paradox of Barack Obama: Man of peace or war president?

Sally Totman, Mat Hardy

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Abstract

On a wave of hope and rousing talk of building global bridges, President Barack Obama won office in 2008, in part on a pledge to end the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. In contrast to his predecessor, who launched America into long, costly and ineffectual wars, Obama was seen to be more of a dove than a hawk. However, at the end of his two-term tenure America has been in a state of foreign belligerence for all eight years, making Obama the longest serving U.S. war president in history.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-89
Number of pages10
JournalPersona Studies
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 07 Dec 2016

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