President Obama is portraying Republican lawmakers as obstructionists because they're hindering his efforts to reset US relations with the Russia by opposing the ratification of a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty [during the current lame duck session of Congress].
However, truth be told, while Obama claims to be resetting relations with Russia, nothing could be further form the truth. The President is actually harming the US with his reset button because ultimately the Russians know they can do whatever their heart desires as long as Obama is in the Oval Office,
Case in Point: On Thursday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met with Russian President Dimitry Medvedev on the sidelines of the Caspian Sea summit on Thursday.
Medvedev issued a statement, saying "Russia seeks to improve its political, economic and even military ties with Iran."
He went on to say that "following the" adoption of the UN "sanctions resolution" certain countries "sought to intensify sanctions against Iran, to which Russia strongly opposed and took stances against it."
Medvedev also proposed that Russia and Iran adopt a joint stance in the international forums.
Ahmadinejad issued a statement saying, "The era of bullying and sanctions is over. “[We] believe that in the current global conditions, if Iran and Russia stand together, the enemies will fail in their plots against Iran, Russia and the region."
If this is what Obama's reset button looks like, we're in deep trouble!