Terresa Monroe-Hamilton caught the most unbelievable part of President Obama's 60 Minutes interview with Steve Kroft. She calls him "delusional," and there's little room to argue with that assessment -- you simply must see the video to believe it, but here's the transcript:
Steve Kroft: A year ago when we did this interview, there was some saber-rattling between the United States and Russia on the Ukrainian border. Now it’s also going on in Syria. You said a year ago that the United States– America leads. We’re the indispensable nation. Mr. Putin seems to be challenging that leadership.
President Barack Obama: In what way? Let– let’s think about this– let– let–
Steve Kroft: Well, he’s moved troops into Syria, for one. He’s got people on the ground. Two, the Russians are conducting military operations in the Middle East for the first time since World War II.
President Barack Obama: So that’s– so that’s —
Steve Kroft: bombing the people– that we are supporting.
President Barack Obama: So that’s leading, Steve?
Wrong Steve, I know -- but yes, I'd call it leadership when our ostensible allies are getting killed and our ostensible president is getting sand kicked in his face. What Putin is doing might not be nice, but it is leadership.
To expand on this a bit, what is leadership? The essential function of leadership is nothing more than the ability to get people to follow you, whether by inspiration, persuasion, threats, or coercion. Obama's definition, however, dismisses threats and coercion as "Not Leadership." Putin can't be leading, because he isn't doing it the way Obama would do it.
Well -- in a few weeks or months we'll see which president still has the ability to get people in the Middle East to follow him.
With that in mind, let's go to the truly delusion bit.