"By contrast, Obama on Tuesday called Russia, a country that's falling apart, a 'great power' and reassured the nondemocratic Putin he'll keep Russia's interests in mind while crafting U.S. policy.
'As I said in Cairo,' the president said, 'given our interdependence, any world order that tries to elevate one nation or group of people over another will inevitably fail. That is why I have called for a 'reset' in relations between the United States and Russia.'
This implies an equivalency between Russia and the U.S. that simply doesn't exist. Russia comes up short on any measure of civilizational success you might want to use. Indeed, we have elevated a country that has invaded a neighbor, uses energy as a weapon against our democratic allies and refuses to help in our effort to halt Iran's dangerous nuclear program.
Russia is not a 'great' power. It's a Third World nation with First World nuclear weapons. It's in a downward spiral due to its collapsing population, shortening life-spans and shrinking economy. It might not even survive this century as a nation."
Can Obama do ANYTHING competently that the presidential role requires?