In a column for the New York Post, political pundit, Rich Lowry, laid out a devastating case indicting former President Barack Obama as the “real Russian stooge,” a stark contrast to the narrative currently being pushed by the mainstream media.
“The circumstantial evidence is mounting that the Kremlin succeeded in infiltrating the US government at the highest levels,” stated Lowry, smartly hijacking the Left’s talking point about President Donald Trump, and directing it toward Obama.
The National Review editor then set out example after example of former-President Obama’s action and strategic inaction which emboldened Russia and President Vladimir Putin:
[Obama] re-set with Russia shortly after its clash with Georgia in 2008. He concluded the New START agreement with Moscow that reduced our nuclear forces but not theirs. When candidate Mitt Romney warned about Russia in the 2012 campaign, Obama rejected him as a Cold War relic.
The president then went on to forge an agreement with Russia’s ally Iran to allow it to preserve its nuclear program. During the red-line fiasco, he eagerly grasped a lifeline from Russia at the price of accepting its intervention in Syria. He never budged on giving Ukraine “lethal” weapons to defend itself from Russian attack.
Finally, Obama cut US defense spending and cracked down on fossil fuels — a policy that Russia welcomes, since its economy is dependent on high oil prices.
Lowry argued that an objective analysis of Obama’s actions – which he says were committed out of “naïveté and weakness” – would lead you to conclude that “Obama was a Russian stooge.”