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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Ukraine and the return of the KGB -- By R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr, The Washington Times

Regarding our community activist president's current imbroglio with Vladimir Putin of Russia, I stand with Donald Trump, who said recently: "The thing I have the most concern about is that he's being so lambasted for not being respected, and for being a joke, that he'll do something really stupid to show that he's a man."

We are now about where we were with Jimmy Carter after he lectured his fellow citizens about their so-called "inordinate fear of communism" even as the Soviet Union was spreading its tentacles over the Third World.

His sudden turnaround — caused by Soviet aggression in Afghanistan — from a position of sweet reason to the pose of a hawk alarmed me and doubtless alarmed the Russians.

Mr. Carter began the military buildup that a more gifted statesman, President Ronald Reagan, consummated in pursuit of a peaceful ending of the Cold War. Yet while Mr. Carter resided in the White House, I was uneasy with the sudden anti-communism of this moralistic twerp.

Most probably, Mr. Trump was, too. Now we have to worry about the intolerable greenhorn President Obama. What will he do next?

He came into the White House promising to turn his back on some 40 years of history. To him, the Cold War was a foolish waste of resources that could have been better spent on the kind of things community activists spend government resources on: in the main, booty for their friends.

He famously "reset" the administration's policy with Russia, to use Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's pert term for their demarche. He abandoned a missile-defense agreement with Poland and the Czech Republic. He abruptly pulled out of Iraq and began planning his withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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