If you’re a foreign leader, its pretty obvious that U.S. influence and power are rapidly diminishing. Why should the Russians bother to comply with anything when there are no consequences for doing whatever you want? The rest of the world is reaching the same conclusions.
What is Bam Bam going to do? Not unilaterally disarm as fast as he would if the Russians played nice?
The Russians know he won’t build up anything in response. They know Obama believes weakness is a virtue. And the Russians also know the congress fears being called racist more than they care about our nuclear deterrent and our national security.
I think the only incentive for the Russians to APPEAR to play nice is that it may provide them the opportunity in the future to get rid of “Glavni Vrag” once and for all when we have disarmed to that point...