It’s Not That Obama’s Stupid and Ignorant – It’s That Putin Is Crazy – See How That Works?
Bill Quick

Inside Vladimir Putin’s Paranoid Vision

The Kremlin is Terra Incognita for Western diplomats in Kiev.

I’m seeing headlines like this sprouting up all over the place, and they all push the same theme:  How could anybody be expected to understand or predict Putin’s actions, since the man is obviously insane?

This is, of course, the line being pushed by the White House and Obama supporters.  It has the same charming ring I’ve heard before, right after 9/11, for instance:  “How could we have imagined something like this?  Those people are crazy1″

It’s a smokescreen to cover up yet another lapse of leadership.  Rather than admit that Obama was stupid, ignorant, and gutless when it came to containing Russia, we have to say, “Well, his international policy was as perfect a piece of genius as it could possibly be – after all, he’s Barack Obama, the God-King – but how could even he succeed in the face of so much craziness?

As if Putin is behaving any differently than every other Russian dictator going back to the days of the Czars.  I remember the triumphalism under the Clinton administration, when we were going to spend the Peace Dividend on a zillion different things.  At the time, I thought, “Maybe we should spend some of it on the military anyway…just in case.”

But, you know, of course that was just crazy talk.  Funny how anything lefties in America don’t like is crazy.  Or racist.  Or both.

This whole “Putin is insane” is solely for domestic political consumption, of course.  Putin isn’t paying any attention to it.  He’s barely paying any attention to Obama.  This is all designed to cover up the horrendous mess Obama has made of our international position.

 

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

Comments

It’s Not That Obama’s Stupid and Ignorant – It’s That Putin Is Crazy – See How That Works? — 1 Comment

  1. The Ruling Class would be in deep, deep trouble if people paid attention to what they were doing.

    - Payoffs by foreign governments, thinly disguised as business deals, which the realistic might suspect would affect decisions regarding those governments.
    - Payoffs by domestic corporations and other organizations, thinly disguised as campaign contributions, speaking fees, and business deals, which the realistic might suspect would affect decisions regarding those organizations.
    - Government power and money used to benefit friends of government officials.
    - Government power, primarily law enforcement power, used to cover up shortcomings in government officials and to punish those who publicize those shortcomings.

    And more, but I’m getting myself annoyed, thinking about it. Good thing for the Ruling Class’s continued scams that soma television is keeping everyone distracted and pacified.