How sad is it when Putin is the statesman.
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Listen to this from the New York Times today: “President Obama woke up Monday facing a Congressional defeat that many in both parties believed could hobble his presidency. And, by the end of the day, he found himself in the odd position of relying on his Russian counterpart, Vladimir V. Putin, of all people, to bail him out. The surprise Russian proposal to defuse the American confrontation with Syria made a tenuous situation even more volatile for a president struggling to convince a deeply skeptical public of the need for the United States to respond militarily in yet another Middle Eastern country …
“In effect, Mr. Obama is now caught between trying to work out a deal with Mr. Putin, with whom he has been feuding lately, or trying to win over Republicans in the House who have made it their mission to block his agenda.” So the New York Times is claiming it was a Putin idea, because Putin accepted Kerry’s gaffe. The New York Times is basically saying that Kerry makes a gaffe, Putin accepts it, and it becomes Putin’s policy. If that’s the case, folks, shouldn’t it be Vladimir Putin addressing us tonight on TV instead of Obama? (interruption)
Well, no, Snowden’s been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize not Putin. Did you know that? Snowden! I’m not kidding you. Edward Snowden been nominated for Nobel Peace Prize. I kid you not. I have it right here in the Stack of Stuff. I’ve got so much today, folks, you don’t want to go anywhere. Why isn’t Putin addressing us on TV? Putin’s policy to save the day. The New York Times says it right here. Obama was going to address us today to tell us to get ready for a cruise missile or two going into Syria. But now isn’t gonna happen.
It’s not gonna happen because, well, the New York Times is crediting Putin. That’s not gonna sit well. The chemical weapons are gonna be taken out of Syria and there’s no need for war. So Obama’s speech tonight can be on how tough and great he is, but shouldn’t it be Vladimir Putin? It’s his policy! Vladimir Putin ought to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Vladimir Putin ought to be addressing the American people tonight on TV, not Obama.