The Washington Post’s Scott Wilson says, referencing Obama’s absent leadership around the world, but specifically in Ukraine, “rarely has a threat from a U.S. president been dismissed as quickly — and comprehensively –…” as Obama’s Friday night warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin. That’s not all, he refers to Obama as a “former Community Organizer” and Putin as a “former Cold Warrior.” Chickens are roosting at home.
Now Ukraine has emerged as a test of Obama’s argument that, far from weakening American power, he has enhanced it through smarter diplomacy, stronger alliances and a realism untainted by the ideology that guided his predecessor.
It will be a hard argument for him to make, analysts say….
Rarely has a threat from a U.S. president been dismissed as quickly — and comprehensively — as Obama’s warning Friday night to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The former community organizer and the former Cold Warrior share the barest of common interests, and their relationship has been defined far more by the vastly different ways they see everything from gay rights to history’s legacy. Read more.
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