Monday, March 3, 2014
Once again, America's chicken has come home to roost. Barack Obama's utterly spineless response to Russian military action in Ukraine has pretty much signaled to the world that the United States is officially no longer a meaningful player in foreign affairs and no advocate for freedom or democracy.
The president's appalling lack of seriousness was on full display when, less than a half hour after tersely declaring that Russian intervention in Ukraine could force the United States to "stand with the international community in affirming there will be costs, including shipping, handling, and sales tax," he rushed to a Democratic fundraiser, declared it to be "Happy Hour," and then swapped jokes with a high-roller about the possibility of nuclear war with Russia.
Then on Saturday, as a freshly-emboldened Russia rolled additional troops into Ukraine, the president's national security team met to discuss the rapidly evolving crisis and, upon finishing their deliberations, noticed that there was one Krispy Kreme doughnut left over because Barry hadn't bothered to attend the meeting. Although, according to a White House spokesperson, the president was later filled in by Susan Rice, who suggested that the president launch a drone attack on YouTube as soon as possible.
Vladimir Putin has correctly assessed that there is no threat whatsoever from the president whose "red line" became a punchline. Barack Obama has turned our once-respected national strength into an international joke.
And it's only the enemies of freedom who are laughing.