|Mr. Stupid on Meet 6he Press|
Well the Mittser was on the talk shows yesterday and he made me crazy...so mad I went out and raked leaves. He said this:
Had we, from the very beginning of the demonstrations in Ukraine, had we worked with our allies and said, "Look, let's talk about the kinds of severe sanctions we would put in place if Russia were to decide to move," and had we then communicated that to Russia beforehand, not put in place the sanctions but communicate, "Look, Russia, stand down here. Don't you think about grabbing territory or these are the things that will have to happen. These are the actions we will take." [
Now, I hate to break the news to the Mittster but you know squat about Russians. Zip. Zero. Your chance of telling Putin that Crimea isn't, historically, culturally, strategically part of Russia borders on slim and none. That Bush and the neo-cons wanted Ukraine in NATO and we were wooing it with $ was the straw the broke the camel's back. It is that foolish "American Exceptionalism" crap playing here; WE can do what we want because we are great and we can; YOU can't because you aren't us.
Point is, Mittster, that there is a long history here and if there is one thing Russians understand and you do not, it is history. Mostly, however, Russians are patient and observant. I don't want to be the one that breaks it to you Mittster but someone has to.
If everything you say, Mittster, weren't political positioning I wouldn't think you were such an empty suit.
But you do.
And you are.