What happened to your sense of humor old timer? Sounds like you might be dealing with a bout of cabin fever.March 2012:
Obama:'This is my last election. And after my election, I have more flexibility.'
Medvedev:'I understand you. I transmit this information to Vladimir'"
'More flexibility' must translate to Russian as WEAKER!
The 150,000 Russian troops who were bivouacking near the Ukrainian border are being sent home. There is no support for military action against Ukraine, Putin has painted himself into a corner and his media (propaganda) campaign is failing miserably due to social networking.
Once again you've backed the loser.