One of the first Bush 43 foreign policies Obama attacked, in 2009, was to unilaterally void the defensive weapons treatise Bush had in place with the Czech Republic and Poland. That treatise, a missile defense system, was in answer to the threat posed by Iran and the weapons it received from Russia. The treatise was harshly condemned by Putin. Obama took Putin's side in the matter, in a failed effort to become Russia's new best friend. There was no complaint coming from the Dems, at the time.
Crimea was over-run by the Russians. And, Obama refused to send ammo and weapons for the resistance. In fact, other than sending the opposition socks and C-rations. Clearly, all this favored Russia as Obama tried to recreate the relationship between Russia and the U.S. No complaints from the press.
|This is a plastic toy given to the Russian president !!!|
Then, we have Obama denying that Russia is our enemy, in a public debate with Mitt Romney. Follow that with the infamous whisper, "Tell Putin I will be more flexible after the election."
With these historic examples, the Administration makes clear it original intentions toward Russia. With all this in mind, we know that Barack's sudden attack on Russian diplomats is all about making Trump look bad, boxing in the next present. It is all politics.
My advice: reverse Obama's decisions versus Russia while making it clear that the outgoing president does not get to set the agenda for the in coming president.