Russian troops goose-stepped into the Ukraine last week, tanks roaring and rifles pointed at the face of freedom loving people. And, God help us, the "man-child" in the White House trotted out to the Rose Garden and gave Putin a "time-out". Alas, Putin laughed at America and doubled down on his invasion.
This reminds one of the Jimmy Carter years when he flitted about the world whispering "kumbaya" and kissing the asses of our enemies. The same Jimmy Carter who wrung his hands and whined and moaned and did nothing as Iranian militants held 300 plus Americans hostage. America, tired of weak-kneed leadership, elected Ronald Reagan who vowed to bomb Iran into the stone age if the hostages weren't released by the time he took office. And forty-five minutes after Reagan took the oath of office the hostages were airborne and on the way home.
Now we have a President even weaker than Jimmy Carter, something I never thought I'd ever see again in my lifetime. Obama has just ordered his Secretary of the Defense to cut the American military to a level so small that we haven't seen numbers like it since the pre-World War II era. So, maybe Obama is right in pussy-footing with Putin. We certainly no longer have the military forces to oppose a nation that has more than two million military in uniform.
And Syria continues to stone wall the removal of chemical weapons long after the agreed upon deadline to do so. And why not? When Obama drew a line in the sand, then backed away from it, Syria knew they were dealing with a wimp.
However, Obama could do far more than issuing a "time out" to spoiled child Putin. He could expel Russian diplomats, he could impose economic sanctions, he could dispatch Secretary of State Kerry to Kiev to serve as cannon fodder and he could announce his support to admit Georgia to Nato, something that should have been done years ago.
Instead, on the heels of Putin's invasion, we had Obama and VP Biden trotting around the White House in shirt and tie, and telling kids they need to "move". Ironic, because that's exactly what Obama should have been doing last week. But we saw Obama skipping off to make a speech about throwing more money at minority thugs in the hopes that they'll stop killing each other in urban ghettos while his security team was meeting in emergency session.
Alas, we have a President that talks of gay rights while squashing the liberties of the religious. We have a President who worries more about sodas and fritos in schools than driving a vibrant economy. We have a President who loves his golf more than reducing the deficit. We have a President who wants to give away American jobs to illegals in lieu of hiring our veterans....and we have a President who just told freedom loving people around the world that America no longer has their back.
Sad. Damned Sad.