Yes, this is officially where we are now. Soft power, smart power, diplomacy. All of it has come down to one of the propaganda newscasts for a world leader whose power extends no farther than swatting a fly asking if Putin is a big mean bully.
And of course he is. There’s only one answer. Someone from CNN needs to give Obama a big hug and send him to a special school that will enhance his inflated self-esteem even further while freeing him from any and all consequences.
Tell him to forget about Ukraine, Syria, the South China Sea, Egypt and everything else. And then have his celeb pals make some videos for him telling him that it gets better.
This is what American power has come down to. This is what the Post-American world order looks like. Putin doing what he wants while all the community organizer’s men complain that he isn’t playing fair.
It’s a familiar story involving the League of Nations, diplomacy and useless men clamoring about world peace.