RUSH: We go back to the press conference yesterday, moving up now to audio sound bite number four. During the Q&A, this is after Obama has explained that there’s no strategy for dealing with ISIL, ISIS, an unidentified reporter said, “Mr. President, despite all of the actions the west has taken to get Russia to pull back from Ukraine, Russia seems intent on taking one step after another. Convoys, transports of arms? At what point do sanctions no longer work, and would you envisage –” (laughing) Sorry, folks. Good thing this guy’s not identified. (laughing) “Would you, Mr. President, would you envisage the possibility –” for those of you in Rio Linda, he meant to say “envision.” ” Would you envisage the possibility of a necessity of military action to get Russia to pull back from Ukraine, sir?”
OBAMA: We are not taking military action to solve the Ukrainian problem. What we’re doing is to mobilize the international community to apply pressure on Russia. But I think it is very important to recognize that a military solution to this problem is not gonna be forthcoming.
RUSH: Can you imagine Putin watching this? He cannot believe his luck that he got this guy as an adversary. So one day Obama says (imitating Obama), “Oh, no, ISIS? We don’t have a strategy for that, there isn’t any way.” Then Putin goes into Ukraine and Obama says, “Hey, there’s no way there’s a military solution to this problem, ain’t no way.” And it’s not by accident that Putin today announces we are back and you had better not stop us. Russia, nuclear Russia is back. He was at a children’s camp and he said you cannot stop us, you’d better not try, and Obama said, “You don’t have anything to worry about, Vlad. We have no intention of stopping you.”