July 10, 2009

The Russians Play Obama Like a Balalaika

It was all progress and breakthroughs and smiles for the cameras during his Russian visit. Right afterwards:
Medvedev warns US against missile shield
Charles Krauthammer:
The signing ceremony in Moscow was a grand affair. For Barack Obama, foreign policy neophyte and "reset" man, the arms reduction agreement had a Kissingerian air. A fine feather in his cap. And our president likes his plumage.
(HT: LGF) In other words, the Russians let Obama preen on ceremonial occasions. Then they resume pressure.

Most astute of them, unfortunately.

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