This is unprecedented, in my lifetime at least. The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin has written a letter to the American people, published on the 9-11 anniversary in the New York Times, and within hours, his wisdom, historical perspective and good sense seem to have mesmerized the American public. Comments in the Times mostly seem to reflect approval of what Putin says, though mixed with skepticism. And why not? His humble yet persuasive words exude a truthfulness and reasonableness that’s strikingly absent in anything produced by the Obama administration, ever. I don’t think he used the words “me” or “my military” once in the entire thing. But he did mention the Pope, and at the end he rebuked Obama for his invocation of American Exceptionalism (of all things – Obama doesn’t believe in that for a second, and his deceit only adds to the sting). But the last line is the coup de grace, and it strikes like a hammer blow.
We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.
If Chris Matthews ever got a tingle up his leg, it should be for this speech, because in these words, this ex-KGB chief sounds more like one of the American founding fathers than Obama ever has in his wildest dreams. And Putin knows it.
More from David Burge(IowaHawk):
Visual by the Earl of Taint: