How many times must we win the war and lose the peace?
The collapse of the Soviet empire, the liberation of Eastern Europe, and the dismantling of the USSR were geopolitical victories of the highest order. Obama should have been working to consolidate and extend these developments.
Doing this in the right way would have been not at all "anti-Russian;" it would have meant a good faith effort to move all the victims of communism, including the Russians, into a full embrace of open societies, free markets, and democracy.
Of course, that would have required time, attention, hard work, strategic vision, and a commitment to open societies, free markets, and democracy. None of which seem to be in this president's repertoire.
“Whatever debts the US owed Europe were paid in full with the end of the Cold War”
What in the hell did we OWE Europe? We basically just spent the last 100 years cleaning up their messes around the world and in their own backyards. WE,,owed THEM?