Vlad the Impaler - By Kori Schake | Foreign Policy Good God... The current administration's policy with Russia is embarrassingly amateurish, almost childish. Come to think about it, by the time Obama leaves office, Putin will have chewed and spat-out some 16 years worth of US presidents; and now we're reduced to clucking impotently at Vlad about pet liberal issues. Come-on Obama... are you SERIOUSLY gonna nag Russia about gay-rights!!? And as for Snowden... some people just need to fu<king grow-up. So one of our guys defected; this shit happens from time to time, so stop crying over spilt-milk.