On Monday, March 2, the New York Times revealed that Obama sent a "secret letter" to the Russians offering to back out of America's commitment to the European missile defense shield in return for Russia's assistance in getting Iran to play nice. This is actually a pretty sweet deal for Vladimir. By abandoning the missile defense shield, Obama would be ceding Eastern Europe back to the Russian sphere of influence, thus repeating the tragic mistake made by FDR and Churchill at Yalta. It took Eastern Europe more than 40 years to throw off the Soviet yoke; and now, when their economies are facing their first real crises of the post-Soviet era, the Americans are about to abandon them to the arms of Mother Russia again, when they are too weak to do anything about it. An absolutely shameful betrayal of the American commitment to freedom and democracy, and way too valuable for Russia to pass up; I have no doubt that Russia and their buddies in Iran could strike a deal under which Iran would put up a cooperative show just long enough to allow Russia to extend its tentacles west again.
On Friday, March 6, Hillary Clinton was unintentionally hilarious as she presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a prop push-button marked "reset" in Russian and English, designed to symbolize the radical rethinking of American foreign policy under the leadership of Hope and Change, Inc. Only the Russian word on the push-button didn't actually translate as "reset," it translates as "overcharge."
The nation formerly known as The World's Sole Remaining Superpower is being steered through choppy waters by a confederacy of dunces. Is there any doubt that Vladimir Putin had the Best Week Ever?