The latest wrinkle in Comrade Barry's plot to turn America into mother Russia revealed itself in the form of a secret letter to none other than Russian President Dmitri A. Medvedev.
Obama's letter, hand-delivered into the heart of darkness by top administration officials three weeks ago, was actually a reply to the one sent by the Medvedev shortly after Obama was elected.
In it, President Obama suggested that the US would reconsider deploying a new missile defense system in Eastern Europe if Moscow would kindly stop helping Iran acquire nuclear warheads and long-range ballistic missiles.
A sharp departure from Bush's swingin' cowboy days, Obama's respectful, even-tempered approach was actually well-received, with Medvedev calling it “exceptionally positive for Russian-American relations."
Unlike W, Obama probably won't look deep into Medvedev's eyes to peer into his soul when they meet for the first time on April 2 in London.
Though something tells me he might have changed the lock after their breakup.