Everyone knows that outgoing President, Barak Obama, is small and weak compared to Russian strongman, Vladimir Putin, but the comparison grew more invidious still when the lame duck architect of hope and change decided to expel 35 Russian diplomats in retaliation for alleged spying.
Rather than reply in kind and escalate tensions between the US and Russia, Putin wrote this:
The diplomats who are returning to Russia will spend the New Year’s holidays with their families and friends. We will not create any problems for US diplomats. We will not expel anyone. We will not prevent their families and children from using their traditional leisure sites during the New Year’s holidays. Moreover, I invite all children of US diplomats accredited in Russia to the New Year and Christmas children’s parties in the Kremlin.
And in conclusion:
It is regrettable that the Obama Administration is ending its term in this manner. Nevertheless, I offer my New Year greetings to President Obama and his family.
My season’s greetings also to President-elect Donald Trump and the American people.
I wish all of you happiness and prosperity.
What can we say. Obama decides to end his presidency by bullying children and attempting to reignite the Cold War, all on the premise of Russian hacking in the US election. Hacking for which there's not a shred of evidence outside the anguished snarls of Team Hillary, who weren't too happy about their emails being made public.
|A Typical Putin Obama Selfie|
Putin, on the other hand, looks forward to working with America and its new President and chooses to not engage in "kitchen sink" diplomacy.
|A Familiar Spanking Scene|
Which person looks small, weak, spiteful and lame, Vladimir Putin, or Barack Hussein Obama?