Putin Thumbing His Nose at U.S. Efforts to Stop Iran’s Nukes
Last week, the foreign policy architecture of the United States collapsed in truly spectacular fashion.
July 17, 2010 - 12:00 am
Even though U.S. unemployment has soared rather than fallen after feeling the effects of the Obama stimulus, the president likes to argue that his policy was still a success because things would have been even worse without his actions.
So, any day now, we’re likely to hear that even though Russia is barreling ahead with horrifying new levels of support for America’s most virulent foes, for not only Iran but also even the likes of North Korea, and openly assaulting basic American values, we’d actually be in hot war with the Russians now but for Obama’s decisive actions.
You have to admire the genius of this formulation: no matter how many appalling errors Obama may make, his policy is always … perfect!
Not even revelations about a ghastly trove of Soviet-style spies on America’s own shores could dampen Obam’s blind enthusiasm for the brilliance of his “reset” policy with Russia. With the alacrity of a KGB man, Obama rushed to sweep the entire affair under the White House carpet and push forward with even more favors and compliments for the rogue KGB regime that has seized power in the Russian Kremlin.
The Russian dictator, Vladimir Putin, must find it hard to believe his eyes. With each passing day, Putin is able to enact more and more draconian, neo-Soviet measures designed to promote anti-American values and undermine American security, and the president of the United States seems to be applauding. Putin is even recreating the old party apparatus, using the state party as the gateway to employment and promotion for young people. His foreign minister speaks openly about sowing the seeds of ethnic tumult in Georgia, and they seek to rewrite the history of World War II.
And Obama says nothing. His mouth is too full of hamburger to speak.