Sunday, May 9, 2010

Smart Power… Fail!

So we were told that if we elected Obama to lead us he would be able to heal all of the fractures in our international relationships created by Former President Bush. So how is that working out

Putin, Russia's prime minister, also snubbed Biden, who had planned to go to Moscow and has been left kicking his heels in Brussels. Biden is close to Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgia's president. During the 2008 Russian-Georgia war Putin famously threatened Saakashvili, pledging to "hang him by the balls".

The White House is privately furious at the snub. Barack Obama told Russia's president, Dmitry Medvedev, he was unable to attend but had confidently offered Biden as his replacement.

So maybe this had nothing to do with Obama, maybe this was just Putin strutting his stuff, but isn’t it funny the only place we learn of this major snub is in the British press. And I have to wonder why didn’t President Obama want to attend this 65th anniversary of our Victory in Europe? Did Obama throw the first snub?

HT: The American Thinker

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