Obama's Potemkin Russia Policy
Obama’s Lethargy Is Putin’s Opportunity
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  • Anthony

    “Again, what is Putin? He is a constant remainder to the postmodern Western mind that the human condition has not yet evolved beyond the fist….He ends up existing to warn us in the West of what we are not, and to demonstrate that in a strange sort of way our loud principles without toughness are not much better than his toughness without principles. In that regard, he gives us a valuable look into ourselves….” (Victor Davis Hanson)

    • Kavanna

      Obama is not a liberal idealist. He’s a narcissist, an “Obama-ist.” He’s just managed to get a lot of people into his cult. Although it is wearing thin ….

      • Anthony

        You’ve lost me. I didn’t post about President Obama (too easy and convenient a target for whatever irks).

    • Andrew Allison

      Mr. Hanson understates the case. What not having evolved beyond the fist means is that toughness without principles will always overcome principles without toughness.

  • gabrielsyme

    Obama has been slow to recognize that Putin won’t just fall into line if you play nice.

    One more illustration of Obama’s incompetence in the international arena. Is there anything he hasn’t screwed up?

  • free_agent

    “the Obama administration as sanctimonious and weak”

    Sad but true…

  • qet

    I bow to no one in my utter disdain for this Administration’s grad school seminar approach to foreign policy, but, as in a Via Meadia recent post on the ACA as amorphous blob the point was made by a commenter that “our nation is prepared to accept” Obama’s l’Etat ces’t moi behavior, so here we must lay the ultimate blame on our national political culture which thinks that anything approximating to fistlike deserves prosecution before the ICC as a crime against humanity. We have the government we deserve and things like this are decisive refutations of those (like Via Meadia) who continue to insist that the idea of America declining is farcical.

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