On Russian Aggression: Republicans 2, Obama 0

“[D]uring the 2008 presidential campaign,” reads an article at Daily Mail Online, “Foreign Affairs [Magazine] wrote an article ridiculing her [Sarah Palin’s] prediction that if then-Senator Barack Obama is elected into office, Russia under President Vladimir Putin will move to occupy Ukraine.”

No one could ever mistake me for a Sarah Palin fan—I’ve made considerable efforts in the past to make sure my scoffs in her direction were heard by the Left and Right alike—but that doesn’t mean she’s not right on a lot of things, despite being annoying as all get out.

And I have to admit, I enjoy it when Palin is right. I know how infuriating it makes liberals, and to me, that’s just a glorious, wonderful thing.

In light of being proven right, Palin took to Facebook to engage in some much-deserved gloating.

“Yes, I could see this one from Alaska. I’m usually not one to Told-Ya-So, but I did, despite my accurate prediction being derided as ‘an extremely far-fetched scenario’ by the ‘high-brow’ Foreign Policy magazine.”

So bravo to Mrs. Palin.

Bravo also to 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who, in a debate with Obama, said that Russia was a “geo-political threat,” a notion which Obama swiftly mocked.

Republicans 2, Obama 0.

Now, on the matter of Ukraine, I feel like “We’re on the verge of World War Three” is a phrase that’s been uttered on more occasions during President Obama’s time in office than one would expect during a peacenik’s presidency. It’s as if people don’t really have much confidence in the lad.

Here’s what my friend wrote on her Facebook page:

Obama: There will be costs if you intervene militarily in Ukraine.

Putin: Oh, what you gonna do? Draw a red line?

A lot of people are thinking about war now, what with the United Kingdom and Germany wading into the matter.

But as far as the United States interfering and breaking the peace that President Ronald Reagan established, I’m not really sure what Obama will do, nor what he should do.

Should he defend an ally at all costs, including starting a war with the world’s most powerful leader? Or should he let Russia and Ukraine sort out their own problems? And, regardless of what he should or shouldn’t do, what will he do?