So Why Did Putin Say What He Did About Obama?
For almost a year I have heard that Vladimir Putin is “more of a man” than Obama is. The United States President’s reluctance to bomb ISIS, and Russia’s eagerness to attack ISIS, prompted the comparaison between the two men. What followed was a social media joke that still sends ripples through the various Facebook groups and pages, including Twitter.
So why has Putin suddenly praised Obama now?
“Firstly, it once again confirms that the current U.S. president is a decent man, because to say such a thing is not easy. And that’s very good that my colleague possesses the courage to make such statements,” Putin said.
“I must say [of] that the U.S. president — you can give different assessment, it’s up to the American citizens to assess, but he’s working, working hard,” Putin said. “And I’m sure it will continue until the last moment of staying on the job — he is very responsible.”
Courage? Working hard? Responsible? I don’t think I read that right. I mean, we are talking about the same Barack Obama who has taken more vacations and golf trips than any U.S. President in history. The same president who has the courage to light up the White House in LGBT rainbow lights, but not lower the U.S. flag amid the Chattanooga shooting tragedy.
So what is Putin referring to?
It would seem that Putin is referring to an interview in 2011, when Obama said he made the “worst mistake” of his administration for “failing to plan for the day after” the take down of Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi.
Really? That’s It? It appears to me that Putin is just blowing smoke up Obama’s “tail-pipe” by saying that. That was over 5 years ago when Obama was involved in Libya, and a lot more vacations and golf trips have happened after that.
It is safe to say that most of America’s view of Obama still stands. He is unpopular for many reasons, and I for one will be glad to see him leave the White House.