UPDATE 10:13 pm: Obama says we did not win the cold war. OBAMA REVISING HISTORY. Obama said, "We don't have to diminish other people in order to recognize our role in that history". Yes, he said that. Listen to this - WATCH IT:
Who can forget how the media derided and mocked George W. Bush when, after a 2001 visit, he said of Vladimir Putin, "I looked the man in the eye. I was able to get a sense of his soul, a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country."
They pounded him relentlessly. Six years later the NY Times was still running headlines like Mr. Bush Gets Another Look into Putin's eyes.
So it is amusing to watch the media cows groveling at Obama groveling to an evil despot (note, in the article, the media is still blaming Bush). Am I the only American who winces in embarrassment when Obama does his ass kissing/apology tours?
July 7 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. President Barack Obama lauded Prime Minister Vladimir Putin for his service to Russia, continuing a three-day push to overcome the animosities of the George W. Bush era.
“I am aware of not only the extraordinary work you have done on behalf of the Russian people in your previous role as prime minister -- as president -- but in your current role as prime minister,” Obama told Putin.
Yes, invading Georgia was an extraordinary moment. He appears weak and easily beatable. The man is groveling to Russia. I am going to puke.
Obama has accomplished worse than nothing. He abandoned our allies in the region as he dumps a desperately needed missile defense plan for Poland.
When queried in his press conference with Mededev by Ben Feller of the Associated Press as to whether he trusted his Russian counterpart and whether he believed he's truly in charge, Obama said:
"I trust President Medvedev"
On the matter of whether Prime Minister and former President Vladimir Putin is really calling the shots, Obama was even more simpering.
"My understanding is that President Medvedev is the president. Prime Minister Putin is the prime minister. And they allocate power in accordance with Russia's form of government, in the same way that we allocate power in the United States," he said.
Could you imagine if Bush had displayed such stupidity and naivete? They would have ripped Bush to shreds. Trust Medvedev. What asshattery. Groveling to Putin. This 8 years after Bush "looked into Putin's eyes". So eight years later, we know what he is.
Putin is a KGB thug who has assassinated numerous journalists. Does Obama admire Putin's war in Grozny? He trusts Medvedev? Wow. I mean just wow. There really is no word for this kind of stupidity. It's more than stupidity, it's just evil. The only nuclear reduction the Russians will undertake is selling more of their weapons to America's enemies.