After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama's reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia's Putin to invade Ukraine next.
For those comments, she was mocked by the high-brow Foreign Policy magazine and its editor Blake Hounshell, who now is one of the editors of Politico magazine.
In light of recent events in Ukraine and concerns that Russia is getting its troops ready to cross the border into the neighboring nation, nobody seems to be laughing at or dismissing those comments now.
Richard Clements at The Aviationist confirms that an invasion is now underway:
Some 10 Russian Mi-24 Hind helicopters were allegedly filmed entering Ukrainian airspace over Crimea.
Amateur video uploaded on Youtube shows eleven Mil Mi-24 helicopters allegedly flying towards the military airport at Sevastopol early in the morning of Feb. 28.
According to some regional media outlets, the news of the gunships was confirmed by Ukrainian Border Guards.
CNN airing new image of Russian tanks in Ukraine pic.twitter.com/vZKSpJg9Jc— Jon Passantino (@passantino) February 28, 2014
Gee, this seems like a good time to slash the U.S. military to World War I levels.