Yes Vladdy Putin is a KGB thug. He’s a commie who has poisoned his adversaries and locked up untold number of political opponents and thrown away the key. He has rigged elections for decades to suit his aspirations, but the outrage by some over his New York Times op-ed piece is rather ironic. House Speaker John Boehner & Senator McCain were insulted; Senator Menendez “wanted to vomit” and Jay Carney, White House spokes-idiot said the piece “put Russia’s prestige & credibility on the line”.
But I suspect it was much of the last paragraph that got their ire where Putin refers to the president’s speech announcing the negotiations which gave him the out he so badly needed to save face in retreating from the infamous red line.
Sadly what was germinated in an off-hand remark from Secretary of State Kerry gave Wile Coyote Putin his open sesame and he jumped right in, stating:
“I carefully studied his (Obama’s) address to the nation on Tuesday. And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation.”
Boehner and the rest may have been insulted at Putin’s denial of American exceptionalism, but Obama should have been PO’d at having been plagiarized because Obama himself on numerous occasions has scoffed at the notion that America is exceptional any more than the Brits or the Greeks believe their culture or history stand out on the world stage. He has said it early (apology tour) and often.
Putin is becoming a global power broker Obama wishes he were. He has shown American to be weak-kneed and made a fool of Obama for all the world to see. Just sayin’.
Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)