Skip to comments.Vladimir Putin's comments on American exceptionalism, Syria cause a fuss
Posted on 09/12/2013 6:43:39 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
(CNN) -- If Vladimir Putin wanted to get Americans' attention, he seems to have done a pretty good job.
The Russian president's op-ed article arguing against military intervention in Syria, published on The New York Times' website late Wednesday, set off a flurry of reactions -- some outraged, some impressed, and some just plain bemused.
Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez said the piece made him almost want to throw up.
Putin said he had written the opinion piece "to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders."
Putin makes his case in op-ed
Vladimir Putin's call for peace But he appeared to have raised some peoples' hackles with the last paragraph in which he disputed the idea of American exceptionalism.
It was a reference to President Barack Obama's address Tuesday night, in which he said that while America can't be a global cop, it ought to act when in certain situations.
"That's what makes us exceptional," Obama said. "With humility, but with resolve, let us never lose sight of that essential truth."
Putin's answer to that?
"It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation," he wrote.
He concluded with the line, "We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord's blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal."
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“which he disputed the idea of American exceptionalism.”
Why did Obama do his apology tour?
Michelle “for the first time I’m proud of my country”
I bet the people of South Ossetia and Georgia are outraged and bemused as well.
I know what you mean, Bob. Some of us felt the same way when we heard you were flying underage girls to The Dominican Republican on a friend's plane so you could "legally" have sex with them.
This whole episode is rocking my world.
First Pres--ent Screwtape channels Ronald Reagan, and now the leader of the most Godless country on earth channels God!
This truly is end times stuff.
Cant blame Putin when zer0 bends over and takes it. The BOHICA _residentcy.
Putin is right, except for the last part.
I don’t think Putin’s quite done with the noogies and wedgies he’s giving Obama.
This is what O gets for implying that he and Putin cooked up a deal
Obama said the same thing about the US and the main stream media soiled themselves with joy when he did so.
It is a bad translation. What Putin means is that all signatories to the U.N. Charter must play by the same rules, eg. no military attacks unless in direct self-defense, or if approved by the UNSC.
You sure don’t know a lot about Russia and its religion. At least five generations of Christians in my family.
The Clown is the kiss of death to anything he touches. Putin is saying the Clown FUBAR the middle east. Where there was order, now there is chaos. He’s calling the Clown a dufus and not American exceptionalism.
Funny how Senator Menendez's gag reflex can be held in check regarding his own perverted pedophilia excursions to the Dominican Republic. Only in the demented, diseased "mind" of a demonic libtard...
Where have I heard thast before??
All men are created equal, they are endowed by their creator..
First Soetoro channels Reagan. Than Putin channels God. And now Putin channels Soetoro.
Here is a link to a video where Soetoro poo-poos the concept of American Exceptionalism.
Oh, they're dependable for interpreting President Smallberries' worldview, I suppose. But then, as a rule, I have to filter out that one's words about nearly everything as well. Why invite a carnival barker into one's living room?
Michelle’s words are probably the most divisive I have ever heard regarding blacks and whites...It makes me flame...
Don’t u love the irony. The left has been badmouthing American success and exceptionalism for decades and now when a foreigner shoves it in our faces they’re all outraged. What a joke. Everybody here knows Putin doesn’t mean a word of any of it and we take his op-ed for what it is. He’s jabbing away at the administration and having lots of fun doing it.