Picture of the day; Updated

Courtesy of the Drudge Report:

Putin_Obama_Checkmate_Syria

Mind-boggling is too mild a term to describe this fiasco.  How does a president — the smartest president in the history of presidents we’re told — manage to screw something up so monumentally? First he paints himself into a corner, the only escape of which is for America to enter a civil war between Hezbollah and Al-Qaeda on the side of Al-Qaeda. On the eve of the 9/11 anniversary, no less. Then he manages to get completely outmaneuvered on the diplomatic front by a brutal dictator like Vladimir Putin. So now, to sum things up, Putin comes across as the seasoned statesman, a man of peace who pulled out all the stops to thwart a wild-eyed America intent on igniting yet another conflagration in the Middle East. Now that’s what I call a fundamental transformation. I’d say checkmate sums it up perfectly. Way to go, Mr. President.

Update: Lee Smith: Putin Didn’t Save Obama, He Beat Him



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