In the 2012 presidential debates, President Obama derided Mitt Romney for his 20th-century cold war mentality for considering Russia a geo-political threat. He proclaimed al Qaeda the greatest threat.
Now, Russia has invaded the Ukraine and threatens to destabilize the region. Sarah Palin was ridiculed for suggesting this in 2008.
Al Qaeda is far from decimated.
Now we know what President Obama meant when he told Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to tell Putin that he would have more flexibilty after the election.
— Charles Andrews, Fort Worth