March seems eons away in this age of insta-news where headers are forgotten almost as soon as they’re splayed.
However, March is relevant now because it was in that month that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney brought up the topic of Russia. Turns out Romney was right although media didn't see it that way to begin with.
ABC News and other outlets jumped on the governor’s remarks about Russia, a country Romney said “always stands up for the world’s worst actors.” The governor also said Russia was the” number one geopolitical foe” of the U.S.
Late night comics ran with it; Leftists on Twitter had a field day. Quizzed about it on a late night show, Romney didn’t back down, saying, “The Russians are not politics as usual.”
As June commences, flacks and quacks should be eating their words.
Sec. of State Hillary Clinton is worried about Russia. President Barack Obama is challenged by Russia.
If you take time to check out news from Pravda and Russia Today, it’s obvious President Vladimir Putin is shaking his political sword at the Democrats in power in the U.S.
Sample headlines from abroad on Tuesday:
- “Russia in favor of Iran’s presence at conference on Syria"
- “Putin wants Russia and China to join forces against the West”
- “Antarctica should have been made part of Russia”
Several leading Dems suggested Romney was out of touch when he made the statement about Russia.
Meanwhile, U.S. taxpayers are learning that our Pentagon will purchase helicopters for Afghan’s military from a Russian company—a $375 million contract. And there’s an option to buy another $550 million of those copters.
The Obama administration pulled off a Russia “reset” indeed.
You can’t make this stuff up.
Chalk up more points for Romney. (Commentary by Kay B. Day/June 13, 2012)
Image: Photo of Bronze Horseman in St. Petersburg, Russia. CIA World Factbook.
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