If only Obama & Kerry had Sarah Palin’s magic Crystal Ball

President Obama’s disappointing reaction to Russian President Putin’s seizure of the Ukrainian Crimea calls to mind Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s warning, during the 2008 presidential campaign, of Barack Obama’s tendency toward hesitancy and moral equivocating, saying this during a campaign stop in Reno, Nevada:

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.

Want proof?  Here’s the video:

And by the way, although the Bering Strait is 58 miles wide, the international boundary between the United States and Russia actually runs between two small islands situated more or less in the middle of the Strait.  The islands are named Big Diomede and Little Diomede, and belong to Russia and the US (as a part of Alaska), respectively.  The distance between the two uninhabited islands is about two miles, so on a clear day, each island can be easily seen from the other.  So, suck it, Tina Fey.