Re: NYT publishes Putin Op-Ed
posted at 9/14/2013 2:18 PM EDT
In response to miscricket's comment:
In response to skeeter20's comment:
I don't think anyone is ok with Putin. However, in a case like Syria, leadership from a bad guy beats lack of leadership from the good guy.
the point being, Obama has failed the leadership test repeatedly, so, let's mot be surprised when a bad guy waltzses in and takes over the issue, because Obama is incapable of leading.
Skeeter...you can't really mean that. Leadership from a man like Putin is never a good thing.
I will agree with you thought that Obama could not have handled this whole Syria thing worse if he tried.
It's almost always better to try diplomacy first. This is one of the things that separates us from countries like Syria. The use of weapons should be a last resort...always.
I'm not saying it is a good thing, it is the only thing. This is what Obama's lack of leadership has yielded.
And, the perspective isn't mine, it's Obama's. He has let Putin take over the issue due to his weakness. In that sense, Obama's leadership beats Obama's, according to Obama's actions.
Besdies, we are not exceptional. Obama told us so, and Putin is just reiterating. Didn't you notice how Putin merely parroted back Obama's own words?