- Putin knows how to leverage diplomatic mistakes made by others to Russia's advantage because he was a judo master.
- Putin proven ability to influence events in Syria will enable him to influence events elsewhere. Where will he strike next!?
- Putin, if re-elected will match Stalin as Russia's longest serving president. Stalin!
The implication is that Putin/Russia "won" and Obama/USA "lost" in the Syrian agreement to turn over it's chemical weapons to the UN. The only way that framing makes sense is if America never really cared about Syria's chemical weapons, but just wanted to involve ourselves in another mid-east war. That might be the preference of the bogeyman makers and war mongers at CNN, but it's not the preference of the American people. America doesn't lose when other countries agree to deliver what we want.