In a statement following the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, President Obama spoke of "the countless ways in which (Castro) altered the course of individual lives, families, and of the Cuban nation."
That's an understatement as the thousands who have risked their lives over the years to escape from Cuba have testified.
The president added: "History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him."
Why wait on history? We can judge him now.