Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Sorry, Obama: You never stopped Underestimating Putin
At NYPOST by Rich Lowrey --
President Obama has finally had it with Russia. It only took eight years of cold reality — topped off by the Russian interference in the November election — to make the outgoing president almost clear-eyed about the Kremlin.
Not that Obama is ready to admit error. Asked by George Stephanopoulos on Sunday if he under-estimated Vladimir Putin, Obama said no, he had only missed how cyber-hacking could be used to meddle in our electoral system — in other words, it was a technical mistake, rather than a fundamental mis-assessment of a foreign adversary.
Perhaps the president can be forgiven for not being more forthright, since it would require acknowledging how spectacularly his “reset” failed.