Saturday, February 24, 2018

Trump Has Been Tough on Russia (Except Rhetorically)

Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via Reuters

This tweet from Donald Trump is inviting a lot of mockery this morning.
There’s just one problem: Trump has a point.
Barack Obama sold out our Eastern European allies on missile defense. He slow-walked aid to Ukraine and did little more than shrug when Crimea was annexed. He said “never mind” on his own “red line” in Syria and turned a blind eye to Putin’s intervention there, in large part because of his obsessions with getting the Iran deal. The Russian meddling in our elections started on Obama’s watch — and not just our elections but those of many of our allies. When Mitt Romney famously said Russia was our No. 1 geopolitical foe, Obama mocked him for it as did countless liberal journalists who are now converts to anti-Russia hawkery.
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Meanwhile, the Trump administration has made life harder for Russia diplomatically and economically thanks to revving up our oil and gas production. It hasn’t been as tough as some — including me — would like, but it’s been tougher than the Obama administration. Or at least it’s not unreasonable.
Read the rest from Jonah Goldberg HERE and follow link below to a related story/opinion:

5 Times Trump Has Slapped Down Russia

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