“My concern is obviously that there’s been a lot of misinformation … This should snap everybody’s heads to attention and make sure that we don’t have time for propaganda, we don’t have time for games, we need to know exactly what happened, and everybody needs to make sure that we’re holding accountable those who — who committed this outrage.”
If you guessed Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina discussing IRS intimidation of President Obama’s political opponents, you would be right — in principle.
Gowdy didn’t say it, though Cheap Seats is reasonably sure the statement sums up his sentiments on the subject.
The actual answer is Obama himself, on the subject of just exactly who was responsible for shooting down a passenger-filled jumbo jet over Ukraine and killing all aboard.
Now here’s the thing. Had Gowdy uttered those words, they would be believable. There is no reason to doubt his sincerity, if not outrage.
However, Obama was speaking to Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. That’s the very same KGB thug to whom he spoke via Dmitry Medvedev just before his reelection, on his need for “space” on the messy missile defense issue.
“On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space,” Obama said.
“Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…” Medvedev replied.
“This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility,” Obama foreshadowed.
Having gone out of his way to tell Putin that he’s as flexible as a garden hose, Obama now seems to think Putin ought to take him seriously.
But Putin knows that the only people Obama will play hardball with, are Americans who disagree with him.