Putin's Right: There's Nothing Exceptional about Obama's America

After Comrade Putin's New York Times Op-Ed where he lectures us on foreign policy and human rights, and then takes exception with the idea of "American exceptionalism," politicians and pundits on both sides of the political spectrum thumped their chests and took turns explaining to Mr. Putin just how special America is. However, I think many, if not all of them, missed a significant point. Note exactly what Putin said, and remember the current condition of America and the politics surrounding our present situation in Syria. Putin said, "I carefully studied his address to the nation on Tuesday. And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States' policy is 'what makes America different. It's what makes us exceptional.' It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation." Putin has enthusiastically taken on Obama in debate over international politics and military...(Read Full Post)