Vladimir Putin is not only smarter than Obama, he is also honest. He speaks truth to U. S. imperial power. Washington under Obama is trying to pull a Bush-Cheney end-run to war on Syria. He has to believe the American people can be fooled any number of times. No matter how obtuse our president allows himself to be, Putin's sobering remarks hopefully will give Obama and Congress pause.
Germany's Merkel says military efforts needed in Syria but they won't end war (Reuters)
from the article: Putin warns Obama not to attack Syria without UN approval