Response to Vladimir Putin License Plate
The Russian president's opinion piece arguing against military
intervention in Syria, published on The New York Times' website late Wednesday 9-11-2013, set off a flurry of
reactions -- some outraged, some impressed, and some just plain bemused.
Putin said he wrote the article "to speak directly to the American people
and their political leaders."
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But he appeared to have raised some hackles with the last paragraph in which he
disputed the idea of American exceptionalism.
It was a reference to President Barack Obama's address on Tuesday night, in which
he said that while America can't be a global cop, it ought to act when in certain situations.
"That's what makes us exceptional," Obama said. "With humility, but with resolve,
let us never lose sight of that essential truth."
Putin's answer to that?
"It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional,
whatever the motivation," he wrote.
Let's give Putin Our Response with the above Custom License Plate attached to the
front of your vehicle, on a wall or on your desk !!!