The following is an actual headline in an actual newspaper in actual real life.
Pressure Rising as Obama Works to Rein In Russia
WASHINGTON — As Russia dispatched more forces and tightened its grip on the Crimean Peninsula on Sunday, President Obama embarked on a strategy intended to isolate Moscow and prevent it from seizing more Ukrainian territory even as he was pressured at home to respond more forcefully.
Working the telephone from the Oval Office, Mr. Obama rallied allies, agreed to send Secretary of State John Kerry to Kiev and approved a series of diplomatic and economic moves intended to “make it hurt,” as one administration official put it.
That’s weird. I could’ve sworn President Barack Obama said the following less than 18 months ago, when Mitt Romney asserted that Russia was still a problem:
“Governor Romney, I’m glad that you recognize that Al Qaida is a threat, because a few months ago, when you were asked what’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia. Not Al Qaida. You said Russia. And the 1980s, they’re now calling to ask for their foreign policy back, because, you know, the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.
“But Governor, when it comes to our foreign policy, you seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980s, just like the social policies of the 1950s, & the economic policies of the 1920s.”
Ha ha, that big dummy Mitt Romney!
Just because Obama is wrong about everything, all the time, doesn’t mean he’s going to screw this up. Look what a great job he’s done in Syria. And Libya. And everywhere else.
But we’re not supposed to criticize him for any of that, because he personally crawled through Bin Laden’s bedroom window with a knife between his teeth.
For my part, I’m protesting by refusing to drink vodka. It’s strictly rum, tequila, whiskey, and/or gin until Putin crumbles under the pressure. Hey, it’ll be as effective as anything Barry and his cadre of bumbling liars try to do.
— One Woman (@Outofnames) March 3, 2014
Update: March 28, 2012.
(Hat tip: Instapundit)
Update: I’d forgotten, but they really went all-in on the Putin denial.
“Truth Team,” LOL!
(Hat tip: IJR)