Much divides President Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at the moment. But both are seen as disconnected from reality. And that’s not a good thing in the midst of the potentially explosive crisis involving the Ukraine.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Putin is “in another world.” The Washington Post says “Obama’s foreign policy is based on fantasy.” If either one of these is true, it’s a serious problem. If both are, it could be a calamity.
That’s because the former KGB colonel in the Kremlin is cunning, determined and ruthless enough to try to bring about his alternative reality. That would be a new Russian empire. Call it “Soviet Union 2.0.”