Historically, a blanket hold does not necessarily accomplish the goal or goals set out for it when deployed.
Over the past five years, the president has made the right call over and over again. This is one time. Nobody wants to come to a giant battle over this. We want homeland security. He wants homeland security.
He certainly helped, by our lights, to make it a more truthful understanding of what happened, and that leaves the door open for us when we come back.
This was premature and immature given the velocity of the debate.
You can only judge him by his accomplishments, not the arbitrary yardsticks thrown around here in the run-up to the presidential campaign.