A little over two decades ago, President Ronald Reagan stood taller than the Empire State Building when he stood in front of the Berlin Wall and said, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" And with those words, in the next few years the wall was, in fact, torn down by the German people, Germany reunited and communism collapsed in the Soviet Union and in most places around the world, ending the Cold War. The world was at peace.
Now, two decades later and in President Obama's fifth year, the words-war between America and Russia is increasing, our warships face off against each near Syria, and it's clear that Obama's earned one more progressive feather in his hat for 2013: He's reignited the Cold War.
But this time the Cold War has one major difference – this time America has turned into the world's aggressor. Nothing could demonstrate this more than Vladimir Putin's op-ed piece warning America that we're violating the United Nations Security Council, an organization created by America over 50 years ago to avoid situations just like what Obama caused to happen in Syria last week, when America threatens to go it alone by using military force on lesser nations. Putin rose higher than the tallest peak on the Kremlin when he stopped the Obama war machine's attacks against Syria. Putin rose a foot higher when he ended his piece, "We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord's blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal."
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We know just how far America's values have fallen when we get lectured by the leader of Russia on our own failure to follow the words of our Founding Fathers, that all men are created equal.
Obama has 40 months left in office. We should all, and pray deeply, that his fiasco in Syria isn't repeated. If it happens again, he (in politics that means We) might not be so lucky.