Skip to comments.With Snowden asylum, Russia hits reject on U.S. ‘reset’ policy
Posted on 08/02/2013 7:41:55 AM PDT by george76
Snowdens escape was a personal blow to Mr. Obama, who had spoken by phone with Mr. Putin in recent weeks to appeal for the fugitives return to face justice in the U.S.
Some Republicans said it was time for Mr. Obama to reconsider his administrations reset with the Kremlin, initiated with fanfare during the tenure of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Now is the time to fundamentally rethink our relationship with Putins Russia, Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, said in a joint statement. They called on the Obama administration to push for expanded missile defense programs in Europe and to move expeditiously on another round of NATO expansion, including the Republic of Georgia, which Russia invaded several years ago.
Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike said the move was a serious blow to U.S.-Moscow relations and demanded Mr. Snowdens return. Some Republicans said Mr. Putin was poking a finger in Mr. Obamas eye.
The action by the Russian government could not be more provocative and is a sign of Vladimir Putins clear lack of respect for President Obama, said Mr. McCain and Mr. Graham, calling it a deliberate effort to embarrass the United States.
We need to deal with the Russia that is, not the Russia we might wish for,
Obama was even more circumspect, declining several times to answer reporters questions about Mr. Snowden during a meeting Thursday afternoon in the Oval Office with the president of Yemen.
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Wrong, Davie poo.... Russia hits "reject" on the jug-eared moron and his horse-faced libtard loser passing as a SOS. Just because you libtards are too scared to point the finger of blame at the incompetent squatting in the White House, doesn't mean that's were the sole responsibility lies.
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—Some Republicans said Mr. Putin was poking a finger in Mr. Obamas eye.
The action by the Russian government could not be more provocative and is a sign of Vladimir Putins clear lack of respect for President Obama, said Mr. McCain and Mr. Graham, calling it a deliberate effort to embarrass the United States.—
Vlad knows everything about obama, and everything he’s done.
The title is accurate, but there is another way to look at it.
Russia has hit THEIR reset button. But it doesn’t look like a button, it looks more like an extended middle finger.
“What goes around comes around,” as they say.
Putin is showing the same level of disdain for Obama and his cabal of clueless clods... he’s just able to act on that disdain with a much higher level of impact.
I stand with Russia on this.
Finally, John McCain is right about something.
Like Rodney Dangerfield, “He don’t get no respect.”
You KNOW he/they know the truth about 'bumbles - and have since before the first election.
I've been praying for years that Vlad/Russia would do us all a tremendous service and spill the beans for the sake of America AND the world.
It's a sad day that I agree with a statement like this, but you're right. Obama is deserving of every ounce of derision one can muster. He's a feckless, fly-laden turd.
And we have no respect for Gemini twins McLame and Linda.
That’s the way it works, girls: the Rooskis show no respect for Zero
because they have no respect for him. Like half the country.
Putin to Obama “Eat Sh*t, Ni_ _ a”
if you get my drift...
Putin’s punking the Mahdi because the Mahdi’s a punk, as in prison punk, and Putin has copies of all the Mahdi’s records, highly derogatory and incriminating records, that the Mahdi’s carefully hidden from the American people, whom he hates and despises.
The Obama “reset” was a one-way street from the beginning.
There was never any reciprocity of sentiment or action from Russia.
Putin glowed and purred as the amateur and the useful idiots in the U.S. were allowed to pretend they had obtained Russian agreement for a new course in U.S.-Russian relations.
The question is...... what does the strong Putin want from the weak Obama?
What’s his name is a negotiating chip for something Putin wants.
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