Aside from–obviously–the Ukraine, there are several major losers in the Russian invasion. There is President Barack Obama, who has yet again been outmaneuvered by Russian President Vladimir Putin. There are the media, who predicted that the invasion would not happen. There are the U.S. intelligence services, who evidently did not believe an invasion would actually happen.
And therm there is former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was the public face of the “reset” policy–mistakenly translated into Russian as “overcharge.”
That mis-translation turns out to have been correct–at least, from a Russian perspective. American “flexibility” and weakness led to an overcharged Russian foreign policy, one that moved aggressively to shore up the dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad in Syria, to build new nuclear facilities in Iran, and now to invade and possibly divide the Crimea. President Barack Obama bears ultimate responsibility for this failure.
Yet Hillary Clinton was its eager, laughing emissary. Add the Ukraine, along with Benghazi, to her long list of non-accomplishments.