Letter - Apparently Putin-Obama sarcasm seems to have been lost


Well, it seems I have rattled someone’s cage.

Kevin Patterson doesn’t seem to care for my sarcasm regarding trading Obama for Putin. He has taken a “strong” stance against me. He sounds a little like Obama, “drawing a red line in the sand” in Syria.

Actually, I am not stepping away from my statement of trading Obama and the other liberals for Putin. Putin is a rough, tough, nationalistic leader and the Russians love him. He is doing what he can to keep his country strong and secure.

He is also a thug, dictator and bully. I just want him to be our “bully,” not Russia’s. But he does something like “annex” Crimea and Obama sits back and says there will be “consequences” for his actions.

Really? No visas, freeze his accounts? Boy, I know I would be shaking in my boots if I received that “threat.”

How is that going to scare Putin? Obama is intent on slicing our military to the lowest levels since before World War II while this is going on. My point was, and is, talk is cheap. If you are going to talk the talk, you better walk the walk.

Mr. Patterson went on, “I hope Obama tells Putin to get the hell out of independent Ukraine, now!”

Are you kidding me? What is he going to do if Putin says “No?” Is he going to threaten him with his own “red line” in the sand?

If you are going to threaten a thug like Putin you better damn well back it up. When Putin moved, Obama should have had the 82nd Airborne or the 101st Airborne jumping into Kiev as a show of strength. Call Putin’s bluff, otherwise he is going to continue to annex former Soviet countries.

When do we stop him? Now or later when he has the Baltic States? Remember Georgia? What is next for old Vlad?

Don’t talk to me about “war.” I have been there, done that as an infantry officer.

How is this trade proposition working out for me? I would feel more secure knowing Vlad was on our side than having old Barry calling the shots. That is how it is working out for me.

Somehow Mr. Patterson doesn’t get that my sarcasm was reflecting on Putin’s toughness and aggressiveness and Obama’s weakness and passiveness.

I don’t like what our future holds with this type of leadership in Washington, D.C.

Al Conetto

Walla Walla


namvet60 1 year, 6 months ago

Some very good points Mr. Conetto. It's time for the President to get rid of the Mom Jeans and junk the girlie bike and put some big boy pants on and straddle a Harley and start to make some in roads on his foreign policy.

After getting rid of the NASA and now trying to dump the internet to foreign entities this President is trying to continue to destroy every liberty that Americans enjoy today. Where will it end?


GeneandCassie 1 year, 6 months ago

Wondering, after the 'annexation, how the Health Plans will be handled.....


Kevconpat 1 year, 6 months ago

Finally, I understand the sarcasm! Didn't realize so many were so , you know- witty. Not bad, not bad at all folks!


Kevconpat 1 year, 6 months ago

Really, this is a place, (The Good Old USA) for people to express opinions, humour and oh yes sarcasm. I'm pretty sure in Vlad's Russia one might express their sarcasm freely. Once! Ouch!


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