And we all know how that's working out.
Carter spoke in Stuttgart saying "We do not seek to make Russia an enemy. But make no mistake--we will defend our allies, the rules-based international order, and the positive future it affords us," he told the U.S. military's European Command.
Carter said that he does not want a Cold War nor a "hot" war. However, Carter said that Russia wants to 'erode' the peaceful order the West has had since the end of the Cold War.
Carter warned that the commie borscht-eaters are stepping up their submarine patrols to the North Atlantic, but feared to mention Russian jets showing off to us with their "barrel rolls over our military aircraft over the past several weeks. However, he did find the testicular fortitude to say that Russia's leaders are"nuclear saber-rattling" and that puts the world at risk.
The weak-kneed Obama administration's resolve to go up against Russia is debatable. In fact, back in 2012 Obama said on an open mike assuring then President Dmitry Medvedev that he would have more "flexibility" on the issue of missile defense after the election, showing the world that Obama is really our 'Manchurian Candidate."
There are over 60,000 U.S. troops stationed in Europe; during the Cold War there were over 200,000, mostly in Germany where Elvis was spotted.
Carter claimed that "Russia's aggressive actions only serve to further its isolation, and unite our alliance."
Russia, of course, sees it differently. They believe the U.S. violated a 1997 treaty saying that NATO cannot amass forces along the Border with Russia, but the treaty doesn't say what an agreeable number of forces would be.
Carter told the media that the U.S. is considering adding more personnel in Eastern Europe but is going to consult first with NATO officials before final decisions are made. He believes up to four battalions (about 4,000) soldiers could be added.
While Carter talked like Rocky Balboa, he ended the conversation sounding like Richard Simmons, saying that he's willing to work together in the future. 'We'll keep the door open for Russia. But it's up to the Kremlin to decide."
Elvis has left the building.