Obama now faces the consequences for his 5 year campaign of dismantling the image of a powerful and resolute United States. And Putin is calling Obama's hand.
Imagine the outcome if Putin was Khrushchev and Obama was Kennedy.
We'd have nukes aimed at us from Cuba. And Europe would still be divided, the Berlin Wall would still be standing and we'd have continued provocative overflights by soviet bombers.
Just like the good old days.
Does anyone think our "community organizer" is any threat to the KGB Lieutenant Colonel?
Putin knows Obama's "All hat, no cattle."
Now the mistake of the liberals love of Obama's passivism is obliterated by his weakness.
How does he respond to Putin? With threats of a multinational, "Stern warning".
No, not that. More like this.......
And Putin calls his bluff.
Peace through strength beats pleas for peace on quivering knees.
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Where did you steal that from?
Seems to me that I saw this same scenario play out before. Do you have any idea where that might be and when it was? Oh yeah, it was Georgia and under president Bush. Yes, the man who saw Putin's soul issued these stern warnings...
"We strongly condemn the bombing outside South Ossetia," President Bush said in a Rose Garden speech Monday afternoon.
Yeah, Ole Vlad's doing this in the Ukraine because of Obama.
I understand that you don't like Obama or his policies but you should understand that Putin is going to do what he wants because he's a bit how you say, mad with power. it has nothing to do with Obama, or fiver years of blah blah blah because the reality is that he started consolidating power and looking to do this more than five years ago. I'd like to think that you got snowed by bush's quote about Putin's soul, but it seems obvious that you are just being your less than honest self again.
If anything Obama has shown a willingness to engage our enemies just as aggressively as Bush ever did, and actually engaging our enemies, unlike bush who attacked a non threat and made us the laughing stock of the world by invading Iraq. Again you may not like him, but he has taken a free hand with surgical military and drone strikes more so than the previous president all while maintaining a less vocally aggressive posture. I thought they called that something like "talk quietly but carry a big stick."