HOUSE INTEL CHIEF: ‘Putin Is Playing Chess, And We’re Playing Marbles’
Mar. 2, 2014
Republican Rep. Mike Rogers, the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, criticized the U.S.’s response to Russian aggression in the Crimea region of Ukraine, suggesting that President Barack Obama was being outsmarted by Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
“Putin is playing chess, and I think we are playing marbles — and I don’t think it’s even close,” Rogers said on “Fox News Sunday.”
“They’ve been running circles around us.”
Rogers suggested that Russia has been so aggressive in the Crimea region because they believe that there is “nothing that can stop them.” He said he believes that Putin would like to make Crimea part of the Russian Federation — but that it wouldn’t stop there.