A rational national security policy needs a set of strategic goals underpinned by a broad political consensus, just as the Constitution provides. It is not an Executive Affair. It is a national affair. Unless this is remembered the world will become ever more dangerous. For it was not Putin alone who destabilized the situation; an incompetent, mendacious and vain administration played its part . By its incompetence, through its cheating and by its vanity it has led the nation and the world to the brink of the abyss.
We have a Ruling Class and a Ruling Party more than happy to let Barack Obama make as many deadly mistakes as he feels like, as long as they can use the politics of his failures to make sure they keep their snouts firmly affixed to the national gravy train.
America is some place beyond the Beltway. They don’t go there very often, and they care even less what happens to it. Well, as long as their snouts keep meeting the trough.