October 12, 2015

THAT ONE'S GONNA LEAVE A MARK:

Obama had a pretty sick burn mocking Putin's "leadership" (Max Fisher, October 12, 2015, Vox)

Kroft put this criticism to Obama, saying, "You said a year ago that the United States -- America leads. We're the indispensable nation. Mr. Putin seems to be challenging that leadership."

Obama: So that's leading, Steve? Let me ask you this question. When I came into office, Ukraine was governed by a corrupt ruler who was a stooge of Mr. Putin. Syria was Russia's only ally in the region. And today, rather than being able to count on their support and maintain the base they had in Syria, which they've had for a long time, Mr. Putin now is devoting his own troops, his own military, just to barely hold together by a thread his sole ally. And in Ukraine--

Kroft: He's challenging your leadership, Mr. President. He's challenging your leadership--

Obama: Well, Steve, I got to tell you, if you think that running your economy into the ground and having to send troops in in order to prop up your only ally is leadership, then we've got a different definition of leadership.

Posted by at October 12, 2015 3:48 PM
  

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