MOSCOW, January 13. The Chairman of the Committee on international Affairs of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev believes that the political part of the last speech of Barack Obama in the U.S. Congress as the President was more constructive and informative than foreign policy.
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“For the sake of justice I will note political, economic, part of Obama’s speech. It seemed to me more substantial and constructive,” Senator wrote on his blog on the official website of the upper house of Parliament. “There are achievements that you can really report to the outgoing President, and there are clear challenges for the future”, he added.
According to the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council, the foreign part of the appeal of the President of the United States Congress “no sensations”. “Talk about values, about attractiveness, about rights and freedoms – all this, as it turns out, is secondary. In the first place – the power and the cost of it,” he said.
Kosachev noted that “Russia in the speech of the American President is paid not so much attention, but each phrase deserves a comment.” In particular, Obama’s remark that “Russia sends resources to support Ukraine and Syria – client States, which in their eyes slip away from its orbit of influence”, according to the Senator, was unsuccessful improvisation. Kosachev also expressed surprise that the American President, talking about US aid to foreign countries to peace, denies other countries the right to provide assistance. “While Russia and Ukraine, and in Syria does exactly the same thing – provides its national security and strengthens the international order depends on”, – he stated.
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The head of Committee of the Federation Council also heard in the foreign policy portion of Obama’s speech late Soviet rhetoric. According to Kosachev, “many people learned how well to manipulate the American desire to escape to any place where screaming that “democracy is in danger”. “It’s too much like thoughtless sometimes the support that was provided by the USSR to anyone who were sworn to the ideas of socialism. Hence the many American failures, when they would be better, and just get… Iraq,” wrote the Senator.
“It remains to be seen how foreign policy failures and the failures of the outgoing administration will be compensated by economic achievements from the point of view of the upcoming elections,” said Kosachev.