“The United States does not view Europe as a battleground between East and West, nor do we see the situation in Ukraine as a zero-sum game. That’s the kind of thinking that should have ended with the Cold War.”
— Barack Obama, March 24
Should. Lovely sentiment. As lovely as what Obama said five years ago to the United Nations: “No one nation can or should try to dominate another nation.”
That’s the kind of sentiment you expect from a Miss America contestant asked to name her fondest wish, not from the leader of the free world explaining his foreign policy.
It’s always amusing listening to liberals (which Obama is to his core) self-righteously declare to everyone else what they think should be, and then to watch their reaction when how they think others should act runs into reality. They go into this weird type of denial, where they don’t want to acknowledge that what is happening is actually happening. It runs rough-shod over everything they’ve been spoon-fed to believe about the world and people as liberals. Usually when this happens in the U.S., Democrats throw something akin to a temper tantrum and scream at Republicans. In this case, they can’t really do that because they’re dealing not with Republicans, but with an ex-Soviet KGB agent with big brass balls who absolutely, positively does not care what the rest of the world thinks about him. At. All. As this goes on, it becomes more and more apparent that Barack Obama is way, way out of his league. He’s a community organizer dealing with a Nikita Krushchev-style Russian who wants nothing more than to bury America.