President Barack Obama did stand up a bit to the rogue ruler in Russia, Vladimir Putin, but Americans would like to have seen a stronger response to Russia’s harboring of an American turncoat, Edward Snowden, who leaked National Security Agency data. Russia has granted Snowden asylum in defying the United States’ request that he be returned to this country for stealing secret information.
President Obama canceled a Moscow meeting with Putin, but will attend the Group 20 economic summit in St. Petersburg, Russia. He had planned to meet in Moscow with Putin while in Russia for the summit. That’s a mild rebuke.
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