The President won in the end.
Something really bugged this troper, when Snake entered the world code.
The only one who didn't seem phased by the ordeal was the president himself. Why else would an American made Doomsday device have a code to shut down everything including America?
Plus as he is an open Christian man it's highly appropriate that the world code is 666.
The truth is the President wanted to do this in the beginning.
- Honestly, based on his behavior the President was more likely to be the Antichrist than anything.
Snake is responsible for the state the country is in.
- At the end of Escape from New York Snake was shown to have switched the tapes. This resulted in deterioration of of the U.S. political landscape and the overall state of the country which then allowed the fundamentalist president to rise to power.