Over at Hot Air, Ed Morrissey is running a Caption This contest for the following photo snapped during President Obama's
pilgrimage visit to Moscow to mend fences (or whatever) with President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
I haven't even read the seven pages of comments over there, but at the top of page seven is the winner--there cannot possibly be a better:
Today Georgia. Tomorrow Georgia.
In addition, the wily Vlad saw fit to praise Former President Bush's hospitality--read: class--and wish the latter a happy birthday--yesterday--in a telegram sent right before President Obama's visit.
During the last years we have been working on strengthening Russia-U.S. cooperation. Although there were differences between our countries, I always valued your openness and sincerity," Putin said, congratulating Bush on his 63rd birthday on July 6.
"With special warmth I recall your hospitality in the Crawford ranch and your family estate in Kennebunkport," Putin wrote, referring to their 2007 meeting at the Bush family vacation home when the two leaders went fishing and ate lobster.
Is the timing mere coincidence? "Russians don't take a dump, son, without a plan."
I wonder what the results of a POTUS appearing to be the world's doormat will be. Those on the Left believe that it will make the world love us again (sic). Those on the Right suspect that the supine posture of a POTUS will embolden our enemies. But I can't help but believe that a third result will come from the rude, disrespectful treatment that the president is eliciting from our enemies and frenemies. And as with all "hunches" I get, I'm content to let this one play out--sometimes I don't want to know.