Barack Obama got caught on tape making a Kinsley gaffe.
President Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.
President Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…
President Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.
President Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.
To be fair, what he said was true – it’s true for every president. Once they are termed out they don’t have to worry about kissing butts or raising money to get reelected. But his statement implies what we’ve known since the NAFTA/Goolsbee incident in 2008, where Obama told the voters of Ohio one thing while his emissary was telling the Canadian government something different.
Obama lies. About everything. He was telling Vlad the imPutin he should wait to make a deal because he’ll get a better offer in December. The question is, what’s he secretly telling other world leaders?