Skip to comments.Flashback: Obama Told Russia to "Respect" Ukrainian Borders in 2009, Compared Russian Gov't to US
Posted on 03/04/2014 3:17:27 AM PST by therightliveswithus
President Obama's foreign policy is crumbling around him, with distance growing between the US and Israel, the Middle East in complete disarray, and Russia invading the Crimea-region of Ukraine with no consequences.
Just five years ago, however, the new President asked Russia politely to respect the international borders of Ukraine. It is just another statement by Mr. Obama that has turned out to be meaningless.
"State sovereignty must be a cornerstone of international order," Mr. Obama warned Russia at the time. "Any system that cedes those rights will lead to anarchy. That is why this principle must apply to all nations - including Georgia and Ukraine."
This request, Mr. Obama said apologetically, was not made by an "antagonistic" US, and that the United States wanted to be friends with Russia. "Let me be clear: America wants a strong, peaceful and prosperous Russia," the President added.
At the time, President Obama also encouraged Russia to be a democracy "like" the United States by saying that the US was not perfect and once had "corruption at all levels of business and government."
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Obama tried leading from behind. Now he is leading from weakness.
What's this "once had" BS?. Corruption in business and government is a constant state of affairs facilitated by Unions and Lobbyists.. The Capitalist phase of our nation has long been replaced by Corruptionist principles and the Representative aspect has been fashioned into a "Mafia like" system of political mob families ruling the country.