March 5, 2014

The One Ukraine Argument You Should Ignore

Greg Scoblete, RealClearWorld

The Associated Press

Stop me if you've heard this one before. Vladimir Putin only invaded Crimea because he knew President Obama wouldn't back up his threats with action. Hadn't the world seen Obama draw a bright red line in Syria only to meekly climb down after Assad brazenly crossed it? It's the Obama administration's lack of credibility that encouraged Putin's adventurism. This argument has been rehashed numerous times since Russian forces made their move in Crimea. Indeed, it's been made countless times during every single international crisis during the Obama administration. There's only one problem with this line of argument. It's not true.

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TAGGED: Ukraine, Barack Obama, Syria, Crimea, Vladimir Putin, Russia

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