CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: This is not a manhood issue with Obama; this is an issue of a complete absence of strategic thinking. It's not a question of the heart; it's a question of the head. This administration, this president did not have a strategic idea in their head. Let me remind you of the first grade speech that Obama made about foreign policy. He was at the U.N. in 2009 and he actually said no nation can or should dominate another. Without a doubt the single stupidest remark about foreign policy ever uttered by a president of the United States.
He continues to say no balance of power can ever endure and he went on to say that no alliance based on the divisions of the Cold War, the obsolete divisions of the Cold War, makes any sense in this century. All of which have been just shockingly false and he's beginning to get a glimmer of that. He did say about Ukraine, this is not about a Cold War chessboard. Of course, it's a Cold War chessboard. And he went on to say at the beginning of the crisis, this isn't a zero-sum game. Ask Ukraine about it. They lost Crimea. He gained it. That's the definition of zero-sum.
And he has this notion that the agreement they got in Geneva -- which he was skeptical about -- means anything. It was written so that the Russians could interpret it exactly as they are today. [Sergey] Lavrov, the foreign minister is saying that the illegal elements, meaning the government in Kiev, which it calls illegal, is illegally seizing territory by which they mean independence square in Kiev, and thus breaking the agreement and thus they have to act and we know what that means, probable intervention by Russia.