Mr. President: Go Ahead and Snub Putin, But Not over Snowden
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  • Pete

    So what should Obama snub Putin for, not having an adequate level of sensitivity towards the feelings of homosexuals at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Russia?

    It might be part of Obama’s rational given his childish appearance on Leno the other night.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    Given how childish Obama’s behavior has been, I’m expecting him to try holding his breath until he gets his way.

  • FrankArden

    This so-called snub will have no lasting effect of any importance whatsoever.

    A strong president would have gone to the summit, enjoyed all the diplomatic pomp afforded a visiting head of state, met with Putin and given him hell in private meetings.

    At the press conference at the end of the summit, he could stand next to Putin, with all the dignity and gravitas of an American president, and tell him politely to his face and to the world exactly what needs to be said about his lack of cooperation in Iran, his support for the Syrian Butcher Assad, his undermining of international interests in the Middle East, and his crackdown on civil rights in Russia where his countrymen suffer under a corrupt regime.

    Then shake hands while a red-faced Putin melts on a cold and icy stage.

    Wanna play “Cold War” Vlad? We remember how to play that game. In fact, we beat you at it twenty-five years ago.

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