Tuesday, March 22, 2011

How's That "Reset" Working Out?

Well, like everything Barack Obama touches...not so well. Which is possibly why he left town just as the bombs began to fall on Libya, to be as far away from command and control as possible. And the generals breathed a sigh of relief...

Via Brietbart, we get the Russian response to the Libyan offensive:

MOSCOW (AP) - Fiery Russian condemnation of the allied air assault on Libya threatened to complicate Defense Secretary Robert Gates' meetings here Tuesday with leaders who are already at odds with the U.S. over missile defense issues.

Gates met with Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov before a scheduled session with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. But he was not expected to see Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who railed Monday against the strikes on Libya, likening them to "a medieval call for a crusade." Putin appeared to link the Libya action to the ongoing debate between the U.S. and Russia over the planned European missile defense shield, suggesting that it proved Russia is correct to heighten its own defenses.

And as Abe Greenwald reminds us:

The Obama administration considers its diplomacy with Russia its foreign-policy highpoint...

I'm reminded of a Jim Carrey flick - The Truman Show. Folks wore buttons that asked, "How's it going to end?"

I'm kind of wondering the same thing myself...

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