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Obama Seeks 'Flexibility' with Russia - Ukraine Should Seek Distance Therefrom
As too few of us know, President Barack Obama and Russian President (and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin puppet) Dmitri Medvedev had in March this on-camera exchange:
Nothing like our president asking for "space" from one of the two nations (Communist China being the other) that has for years been blocking at the United Nations any rational policy on any number of issues.
Our policy as a people should not be to buy time for our president after he's (ostensibly) re-elected to deliver Russia greater "flexibility" on issues on which he alone has decided we have thus far been too rigid.
Though I'm not sure our traditional allies -- like Poland and the Czech Republic -- would say that this president has been all that inflexible when it comes to dealing with Putin's playground.
Just another example of our president bowing east rather than leading west.
Our president is obviously a willing putin Patsy. Unfortunately, there are others.
For instance, there is former Ukraine prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Former Ukrainian president Viktor Yushchenko has the goods.
Yushchenko knows a thing or two about corrupt natures - and how Russia does business.
Sounds great for Ukraine, right? Except:
And what card is that?
Leaving Ukraine on the short end of the stick -- with which Russia then beats them.
Luckily for Ukraine, they have an election on October 28. They have the opportunity to avert Putin-ian disaster -- and head West. Yushchenko is no fool.
Here's hoping they choose wisely.
Seton Motley is the founder and president of Less Government. He is a writer, television and radio commentator, political and policy strategist, lecturer, debater, and activist.
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