In China, in Syria, in Egypt, and now in Russia we’ve seen you make strong statements, issue warnings that have been ignored. Are you concerned that America’s influence in the world — that your influence in the world — is on the decline? And in light of recent developments, do you think Mitt Romney had a point when he said that Russia is America’s greatest geopolitical foe, if not Russia, who?
The president’s response is at the link, but it doesn’t matter because it’s a word salad. At no point in the president’s rambling, incoherent response does he come close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. In it, he taunts Vladimir Putin by dismissing Russia as an insignificant “regional power.” And he goes on to say he is more concerned about someone detonating a nuclear bomb in New York City. But if Russia is not a threat, and if Al Qaeda, as the president has bragged many, many times, has been defeated. Who is going to detonate this nuke? Probably the Koch Brothers, Pro-Lifers, or the Tea Party, if I understand the Democrats’ view of America’s enemies properly.