By John W. Lillpop
After visiting with Vladimir Putin in 2001, newly crowned President George W. Bush stated, “I was able to get a sense of his soul…”
That remark by the new American president startled much of the world, especially conservative Republicans, who, for starters, doubted that Putin was actually in possession of a soul.
Most right wing pundits saw “Vladi” as a manifestation of the evil empire, a vanquished, but not entirely broken, commie not to be trusted without verification.
Giving a thumbs-up to Putin based on a fawning gaze into his steely blue eyeballs did not pass the “What would Ronald Reagan have done?” test for smoking out those with communist blood still flowing through devilish veins ,vessels, and arteries.
As John McCain allegedly said, “I look into Putin’s eyes, and I see K, G, B.”
McCain’s sentiment concerning Putin is still shared by many thinking Americans, particularly in light of Putin’s recent conquest of Crimea and threats to Ukraine.
An unasked question that must be brought up in this volatile election year of 2014 should be directed to The One as follows:
“Mr. Obama, what do you see when you look into Vladimir Putin’s eyes?”
Most probably, Obama would say something typically liberal like,
“Looking into Putin’s eyes, I see a hunger for diplomatic relations, and protracted rounds of negotiations, as opposed to the ‘old school’ way of relying on tanks and bomber aircraft for resolving conflicts.
“I see a man who would rather talk than fight!”
Of course, the fact that Putin is, and will always be, an unrepentant communist gives him an automatic boost in Obama’s eyes, given the fact that The One is of the same persuasion.
Besides, Obama could hardly be expected to find a “soul” when peering into the orifice of a fellow communist!