White House responds to Putin’s NYT op-ed
On the eve of an all-important pow-wow in Geneva, where Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart will talk over a plan for stripping Syria of chemical weapons, The New York Times published a stern, and at times standoffish op-ed from their brand new contributor: Russian President Vladimir Putin.
…And in his final paragraph, Putin references President Barack Obama’s speech on Syria Tuesday night, and slams the president’s assertion of American exceptionalism.
“I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.”
It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation,” Putin wrote.
“That’s all irrelevant,” the White House official said in response…
Well, BITE ME’s what a real President would say to that, as opposed to an irrelevant one.
And we already know what we’re stuck with.