Friday, March 21, 2014
What pm carpenter said:
Were the neocons in charge here at home, Putin would instead have been pouring Russian troops into Eastern Ukraine by now in response to threatening U.S. military buildups in Ukraine, Poland, and the Baltic states.
Obama's measured retaliation was calculated to produce precisely what is occurring: a winding down of tensions and aggressive countermeasures. Just as he accurately read the West's likely Crimean responses--quite limited ones--Putin read Obama's executed measures correctly, and has responded correctly.
It's nice to watch chess played by professionals--hardly the spectacle of Lindsey Graham holding his breath and John McCain chewing the carpet and Marco Rubio pretending he wears epaulettes.
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Nuking the whole thing from space is the only way to be sure....
Posted by: Rmj | Mar 22, 2014 12:37:30 AM