When Obama threatened to bomb Syria over its use of chemical weapons, he found overwhelming opposition from the American public. To his credit, Putin showed leadership by throwing Obama a lifeline, preventing him from doing something that he didn’t have the stomach to do. Putin could have allowed the president to bury himself by allowing him to start yet another American war.
Now the president is in a position to show leadership in the current crisis with the government shutdown. Instead, he is content by calling the loyal opposition names like “anarchists,” “arsonists” and “extortionists.” ... continue reading »