Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sometimes you have to unplug rather than reset

Hillary Clinton in an interview with NPR On Point, via CNN --

"When Putin announced in the fall of 2011 that he was coming back, I had no illusions," Clinton said. "I wrote a memo to the President, in fact I wrote two memos to the President, pointing out that we were going to have to change our thinking and approach. We had gotten all we could get from the reset."

President Obama in his 2012 congratulatory phone call to the returning Putin --

President Obama and President-Elect Putin agreed that the successful reset in relations should be built upon during the coming years.

"Built upon" is not the same as "gotten all we could from" or "change our thinking and approach."

[Previously in this series]