The Obama administration is not off to a great start in our relations with Russia. First, the president’s “secret” letter offering to trade missile defense for Europe in exchange for help keeping nukes out of Iran became exposed. (Wonder how the Europeans who supposedly love Obama feel about that bargain?)

Second, Hillary Clinton gave the Russian diplomat a “reset” button (implying that all the problems between the two countries were the result of the Bush administration?). Leaving aside for the moment the question of whether a reset button even makes sense in Russian culture, the “smartest woman in America” botched the job anyway: The word by the button turned out to be not “reset,” but “overcharge.”

It looks like what Team Obama needs is an “easy” button, not a reset button.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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