Charles Krauthammer describes Obamaâ€™s lack of engagement as â€œextraordinary lethargy, distance, disinterest, un-interest, where he said, â€˜you know well if Russia invades weâ€™re going to look at the policy againâ€™ and on sanctions he said, â€˜well Iâ€™m not sure if itâ€™s working.â€™â€
He seemed to have zero interest in the issue and was willing to let events dictate. This is really unbelievable, this is Russia. The one country that can deter Russia is ultimately the United States. And weâ€™re just saying weâ€™re going to watch. If that isnâ€™t a signal to Putin that he doesnâ€™t have to factor the United States in his calculations I donâ€™t know what is.
Krauthammer continues, He was equally sort of lethargic and disinterested and detached in talking about Hamas. He has no sympathy for Hamas? His own State Department says itâ€™s a terrorist organization, he said the placement of weapons among the citizens is irresponsible? Itâ€™s a bloody war crime. And thereâ€™s no passion, thereâ€™s no interest, thereâ€™s nothing behind it.â€
Krauthammer adds, â€œYou have to wonder why did he hold the press conference? All he did was show bad guys around the world that heâ€™s going on vacation, heâ€™s grabbing the golf clubs and heâ€™ll be gone for a month, and weâ€™ll see you when you come back and if Russiaâ€™s taken over Ukraine heâ€™ll deal with it when that happens.â€
With the way these events are playing out and the absentee â€œpresidentâ€ approach to world affairs, it makes one wonder if perhaps doing nothingÂ wasÂ the flexibility that Obama was discussing with Russian President Medvedev in Seoul in March of 2012. Â Failing to act and ineptitudeÂ have their political risks and now, with those â€œsafelyâ€ behind him, he can be more accommodating.
Makes you wonder what Obama got out of the deal.Â The video of that exchange is below.
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