Behold the Smart Diplomacy:
"The President thanked President Putin for Russia's important role in achieving this [nuclear deal with Iran] milestone, the culmination of nearly 20 months of intense negotiations," the White House said in a statement.
And this is after the Syria chemical weapons deal that the Russians "helped" us with, which saved Assad and didn't actually prevent Assad from using chemical weapons.
And after the conquest of Crimea and invasion of the Donbas region of Ukraine.
And after repeated Russian nuclear threats and pressure against the NATO Baltic States.
Just ... wow.
UPDATE: And who can be surprised that Spongespine Spandexpants delivered this deal?
UPDATE: Behold the level of pretending:
On April 7, 2015, President Barack Obama’s National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told CNN’s Jake Tapper, “under this deal, you will have anywhere, any time 24/7 access as it relates to the nuclear facilities that Iran has.”
Now, on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Secretary of State John Kerry said, “This is a term that, honestly, I never heard in the four years that we were negotiating. It was not on the table. There’s no such thing in arms control as any time, anywhere.”
Ponder that this deal may give the least effective American Secretary of State in recent history a Nobel Peace Prize.