On Thursday, after former President Obama, referring to European officials, had bragged about how he had to “drag them kicking and screaming to respond” after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2014, conservatives on social media furiously slammed him for his self-serving version of historical events, calling it “revisionist history.”
Obama boasted at the “Disinformation and the Erosion of Democracy” conference at the University of Chicago, “I will say that, as someone who grappled with the incursion into Crimea and the eastern portions of Ukraine, I have been encouraged by the European reaction. Because, in 2014, I often had to drag them kicking and screaming to respond in ways that we would’ve wanted to see, from those of us who describe ourselves as Western democracies.”
Obama’s chest-pounding puffery triggered genuine anger.
Northeastern University professor Max Abrahms, an expert in international security and the author of “Rules for Rebels: The Science of Victory in Militant History,” fired, “Watch Obama’s self-serving revisionist history of how his administration responded the last time Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014.”
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