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August 7, 2013 - 7:09 am

Do you think Vlad cares that Barry has just canceled their meeting to protest Russia’s handling of l’affaire Snowden? I don’t.

In a rare diplomatic snub, President Obama is canceling plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next month.

The decision reflects both U.S. anger over Russia’s harboring of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and growing frustration within the Obama administration over what it sees as Moscow’s stubbornness on other key issues, including missile defense and human rights.

Obama will still attend the Group of 20 economic summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, but a top White House official said the president had no plans to hold one-on-one talks with Putin while there. Instead of visiting Putin in Moscow, the president will add a stop in Sweden to his early September travel itinerary.

Sweden? Why Sweden?

Oh.

Obama offered his thoughts on Russia last night on that hard-hitting foreign policy show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Obama, who is traveling in California, said in an interview Tuesday that he was “disappointed” by Russia’s move to grant Snowden asylum for one year. But he said the move also reflected the “underlying challenges” the U.S. faces in dealing with Moscow.

“There have been times where they slip back into Cold War thinking and a Cold War mentality,” Obama said in an interview on NBC’s “The Tonight Show.”

Eh, I think Vlad just enjoys taking advantage of Obama’s narcissism and stupidity.

More: I don’t recall Obama ever criticizing any Muslim countries for anti-gay laws.

Obama also criticised a new Russian law cracking down on gay rights activism, saying he has “no patience for countries that try to treat gays and lesbians and transgendered persons in ways that intimidate them or are harmful to them”.

Russia has said it will enforce the law when it hosts the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Asked whether the law would affect the games, Obama said he believed Putin and Russia have “a big stake in making sure the Olympics work”.

“I think they understand that for most of the countries that participate in the Olympics, we wouldn’t tolerate gays and lesbians being treated differently,” he said.

 

More: White House: Russia Repair in Hands of Kerry and Hagel

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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JOHN MCCAIN SAID,

"WHEN I LOOKED AT PUTIN'S EYES I SAW THREE LETTERS: K-G-B."

OBAMA SAID,

"I SAW THREE LETTERS: A-S-S (TO KISS)."
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BHO to Leno: “There have been times where they slip back into Cold War thinking and a Cold War mentality,”.

What Leno should have asked, in reply: Mr. President, is it at all possible that the Russians are not "slipping back" but that your estimate of their intentions which resulted in your "Reset Policy" was just WRONG?
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Brilliant! The old “I’m going to take my ball and go home strategy.” Ever get the feeling that Putin’s going to de-pants Obama and stuff him in a locker?
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CHESS PLAYER PUTIN VS BASKETBALL PLAYER OBAMA

I wonder who'll come out on top?

Bouncing and throwing balls is no substitute for having them.

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Have no fear, the two lovebirds will kiss and make up. And, how do I know this? Well, they are of like-mind, even though one feigns caring about protecting U.S. interests - http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/10/05/if-it-looks-like-a-socialistmarxistcommunist-plan-it-is-peekingpeeling-back-into-obamas-looking-glass-his-surrogates-too-their-bomblets-waiting-to-explode-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/

So, let us just peer into, and peel back, Obama's looking glass!

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JOHN MCCAIN SAID,

"WHEN I LOOKED AT PUTIN'S EYES I SAW THREE LETTERS: K-G-B."

OBAMA SAID,

"I SAW THREE LETTERS: A-S-S (TO KISS)."
50 weeks ago
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Aw, Putin is going to miss out on President Puss and Boots' words of wisdom from the great communicator. How will he ever live a complete life in the absence of his magnificence, the president of ten thousands putts of those little white balls at the only organic golf course on Martha's Vineyard. I sure hope Putin doesn't shut down the alternate resupply route into Afghanistan leaving only the Khyber Pass for the good war's evacuation route--but maybe that's what his magnificence is trolling for? He can blame the fiasco all on Putin, maybe the Pakys, the Indians, the Chinese, the war on women, the Jews....the excuses are endless. It's all Bush's fault.
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These are the sorts of diplomatic failures that lead to war. Combine this with the evacuation and closing of our embassies, add in the fact that Russia and China have significant political and economic investments in Southwest Asia, The middle East and Africa, and it all adds up to war.

the questions is this: Has the Obama administration done it all on purpose? Aside from anything else, WWIII would make a rather nice distraction from his administrations many scandals. It would also cause many Americans to embrace nationalism and patriotism in the face of an external threat. Like FDR, Wilson and Lincoln before him, it would give Obama great latitude in enacting policies and programs that have thus far been difficult or impossible.
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BHO to Leno: “There have been times where they slip back into Cold War thinking and a Cold War mentality,”.

What Leno should have asked, in reply: Mr. President, is it at all possible that the Russians are not "slipping back" but that your estimate of their intentions which resulted in your "Reset Policy" was just WRONG?
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Jerry Springer, move over


one has to wonder how much Uncle Vald contributed to Obumblechuck's relection?
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What's Russian for "reset"?
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