Friday, February 28, 2014

Posturing Is What We Do Best

Obama warns Russia against military intervention, but even as he is speaking Russia is moving troops into Ukraine.

He warns Russia that there will be costs for military intervention in Ukraine, but doesn’t specify what those costs will be, probably because he can’t think of any costs which we can possibly impose.

Chuck Hagel is asked what we can do if Russia “moves troops into other parts of Ukraine,” and replies, “Well, I don’t want to get into options.” Indeed he doesn’t, since we don’t have any options.

American foreign policy pronouncements are becoming increasingly vapid and embarrassing.

1 comment:

  1. So you expect Obama et. al. to be silent on the matter? They are expected to say something. Of course they are empty words, everyone knows this, especially Mr. Putin.

    If they are silent, that might reinforce the fact there is very little or nothing we can do (excluding the bad options). Saying something, anything would seem hypocritical, but maybe that's only apparent to bloggers.