What happened to the leader of the free world?

Name of U.S. Presidents during Cold War:

Leader Of The Free World

Name after Guantanamo, drone strikes and the spying scandal:

Leader Of The

After government shutdown:

Of The

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(Deutsch) SW #111

Muawiya personified ‘hilm’, the wisdom and patience of the Arab sheikh: “I apply not my sword when my lash suffices nor my lash when my tongue suffices. And even if but one hair is binding me to my fellow men, I don’t let it break. When they pull, I loosen, if they loosen I pull.

Simon Sebag Montefiore, “Jerusalem. The Biography”.