Mona Charen on Bush, Putin, Obama

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“Obama began relations with Russia with a ‘reset.’ The premise of this new start was that relations between our nations had deteriorated due to the policies of former President George W. Bush. … Bush may have clung too long to the hope of moderating the criminal in the Kremlin, but Obama had even less excuse. He had the benefit of Bush’s experience. He had witnessed Putin’s invasion of Georgia in 2008, his unflagging support for Iran and Syria, his use of oil and gas to intimidate Ukraine and other nations, his obliteration of democracy in Russia, his muzzling of the press, and his systematic murder of domestic critics. Funny that Obama would have thought that responsibility for the decay in relations should be laid at the feet of …