PRUDEN: A gift of gaffe from Obama - Washington Times
“On all these issues, but particularly defense,” the president said in the confidential assurance to be relayed to Mr. Putin late last month in Seoul, “this can be solved, but it’s important for him to give me space. … This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.”
Mr. Obama put his flacks and underlings in full panic mode, to explain that he hadn’t said what he said. He even tried to make a joke of it. Most Americans, unsophisticated rubes and uneducated rustics as we may seem to Mr. Obama’s wonks and wise men, never laugh at the idea of shortchanging the land we love. The president would understand this if he understood America.