During the third presidential debate on October 22, 2012, President Obama mocked Republican candidate Mitt Romney for saying that Russia was America’s number one geopolitical threat. “A few months ago when you were asked, what’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia — not al-Qaida, you said Russia. And the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because, you know, the Cold War’s been over for 20 years,” Obama said to Romney.
This past week, Secretary of State John Kerry reported there was clear evidence Russia provided weapons and training to the separatists who are widely believed to have shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Sen Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) stated that relations between the US and Russia were at Cold War levels, and NBC’s Andrea Mitchell argued the US has hit “a new low in modern-day relations” with Russia.
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