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  •  Read shit like that all day yesterday... (4+ / 0-)

    "Obama let this happen because ARGLE BARGLE!"

    Dude, STFU. There wasn't anything he could have done to prevent this because NO president could have. Bush would have done the exact same thing. Nothing. Because this doesn't involve us. Yes, Putin's a thug. Guess what? American evangelicals have made him their new best friend. So maybe you should talk to them about getting Pootie to back off.

    "Oh, if only we would have dumped millions of dollars and aided Ukraine five years ago we could have prevented..."

    No, we couldn't. Putin wanted Ukraine badly enough he would have gone to war over it. Even with us. I know you're eager to put this at the foot of Obama but he really doesn't have anything to do with this and nothing we could have done would have prevented it other than dragging us into a war we don't need right now.

    "Obama looks weak and that's why Putin wasn't scared of him."

    Again, Putin doesn't give a shit about what anyone else thinks. Ever. He thought Bush was as much of an idiot as we do. No amount of saber rattling or posturing would have stopped him. He just doesn't give a fuck. There's no way this is going to help the Russian economy or image on the world stage and he did it anyway. So stop pretending that acting like a tough guy would have done anything.

    He stole a Super Bowl MVP's ring when he shook his hand. This guy doesn't give a fuck. Seriously. If you get into a staring contest with him, you will lose.

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