"Punish the Russian abusers," headlined a Washington Post editorial.
Obama's "hopes of forging a partnership with (Putin) appear to be fading fast."
"Russia is rebuffing U.S. appeals for cooperation in stopping the massacres in Syria, while continuing to supply the regime of Bashar al-Assad with weapons."
"Meanwhile the Kremlin is cracking down on Russians seeking democratic reform or fighting corruption."
"Partnership" and "cooperation" are code terms for surrender.
Putin isn't about to roll over for Washington. As a result, he's public enemy number one.
People, nations, or editorial writers who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. US corruption is rife. Grand theft is official policy. So is stealing from the poor for the rich.
Dissent is an endangered species. Whistleblowers and courageous journalists are targeted. So are nonviolent protesters and anyone challenging US hegemony.
America is the land of the free only in political rhetoric and patriotic songs. Hard facts reveal a nation heading fast for full blown tyranny.
"Congress (must) send Mr. Putin and his cadres the message that their lawless behavior will have consequences."
Congress and administration officials spurn international, constitutional, and US statute laws. Corruption is a way of life. So is war on humanity.
Fingers pointing the right way explain what's vital to expose to the clear light of day.
Scoundrel media suppress what's most crucial to disclose.
An earlier Post editorial headlined "US must maintain way to press Putin regime on human rights," saying:
He campaigned "on a platform of anti-Americanism." As president, he's "inaugurating an era of unrest in a nation whose rising middle class rejects him."