I spoke with BBC Radio Wales on Wednesday afternoon about President Obama’s last State of the Union address.
The soundbite? While Obama hailed his solid accomplishments, such as the righting of a troubled economy and improved relations with some countries, there were some big omissions and distortions.
Domestically, gun control was all but absent from the address, indicating that the President will probably avoid the tough task of getting significant measures before he leaves office.
Then, as he launched a new “War of Terror” on the Islamic State, Obama avoided the causes of the Islamic State, such as Syria — where he seemed to say that the US had improved the situation — Iraq, the wider Middle East, and North Africa.
So was this a legacy speech?