Two presidents in two different time periods

One a Republican the other a Democrat, both using their heads in extreme situations despite many in disagreement on diplomacy, weapons or war.


Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. the 26th President of the United States and a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the Progressive Party.

“Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick.

William Allen Rogers’s 1904 cartoon

“speak softly, and carry a big stick.” Roosevelt described his style of foreign policy as

“the exercise of intelligent forethought and of decisive action sufficiently far in advance of any likely crisis”.


Barack Hussein Obama II the 44th and current President of the United States, and the first African-American to hold the office.

Diplomacy/Sanctions while shining the Saber

President Barack Obama talks on the phone in the Oval Office with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the situation in Ukraine, March 1, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

In other words keep talking while the fleet is moving in the right direction.



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