Putin Bashes American Exceptionalism in NYT Op-Ed, Comrade Obama’s White House Praises Article

September 12, 2013 10:53 amViews: 2808

Putin bashes American exceptionalism


After all the dancing around the Syria chemical weapons issue that of course includes a flat out lie from Obama about drawing a red line with the Assad regime and Obama having to back down from a military strike, Russian President Vladimir Putin has written an op-ed article to speak to the American people and it was published by none other that the New York Times.

When you read the entire article which you can find here, it does somewhat strike a conciliatory tone and talks about democracy as if that is something the Russians hold dear, but we also have to realize who these words are coming from. Vladimir Putin used to be head of the KGB, one of the most brutal and secretive spy agencies the world has ever seen. Serious questions have also been raised about Vlad's last "democratic" election where there was rampant voting fraud on a scale many times worse that anything Americans ever experience (although Obama gave it a good try), not to mention Putin's choking of all kinds of freedoms and civil liberties in Russia.

While we are skeptical of the decent tone of most of the article, Putin goes way off base when he bashed Obama for referring to America as exceptional by writing, "It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation." Obama has in truth done absolutely nothing to make us an exceptional country or individuals exceptional, but in an amazing response to Putin's op-ed piece, the White House dismissed the biting comments about American exceptionalism by stating, "That’s all irrelevant" and then went on to praise the article.

Since when did America respond to a Socialist leader's assertion that America is not exceptional by dismissing it as "irrelevant?" Well, probably not ever until we placed a Socialist trained president in the White House.

Read more on Putin's op-ed article by CNN's Jake Tapper below:

On the eve of an all-important pow-wow in Geneva, where Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart will talk over a plan for stripping Syria of chemical weapons, The New York Times published a stern, and at times standoffish op-ed from their brand new contributor: Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“Putin is now fully invested in Syria’s CW (chemical weapons) disarmament,” a senior White House official told CNN’s Jake Tapper, when asked to respond to Putin’s op-ed.

In that opinion piece, Putin speaks directly to the American people and says, among many things, that there is “every reason to believe” it was the rebels, not regime forces, who used poison gas.

And in his final paragraph, Putin references President Barack Obama’s speech on Syria Tuesday night, and slams the president’s assertion of American exceptionalism.

“I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation,” Putin wrote.

And here for all the world to read is the utterly amazing response from our Socialist leaning White House. This is seriously pathetic:

“That’s all irrelevant,” the White House official said in response. “He put this proposal forward and he’s now invested in it. That’s good. That’s the best possible reaction. He’s fully invested in Syria’s CW disarmament and that’s potentially better than a military strike – which would deter and degrade but wouldn’t get rid of all the chemical weapons. He now owns this. He has fully asserted ownership of it and he needs to deliver.”

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