Rootin’ Tootin’ Putin!

Today, Vladimir Putin announced that Russia is preparing for pre-emptive strikes on terrorist sites, some on foreign soil.

The American media makes it sound like this is an alarming turn… but, wait! Aren’t we doing the same thing?

It’s a careful tightrope we walk here, when it’s viewed as “OK” for the US to take those same steps, and then complain when someone else — a nation that we’ve been loosely allied with over the last many years — decides it’s in their best interest to defend their borders aggressively.

Myself, most things that could make the world a safer place sound pretty good to me.