Obama manages a photo-op, not a crisis

This isn’t just a scandal. It’s a crisis. As Ukraine’s new president, Petro Poroshenko, said, Russia’s lawless military actions endanger the whole world. He accurately called it terrorism – and indeed its death toll eclipses that of most other terrorist attacks, such as the Libyan bombing of the Pan Am flight over Lockerbie, Scotland. Poroshenko, already reeling from Russian attacks, called out to the world. In other words, he called out to Barack Obama.

But Obama was too busy to help.

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