I would comment that you must be kidding concerning your comments about Putin, but it seems that you're serious.
I agree with your comment about Pope Francis... and I hope that we get rid of the chemical weapons. But in regards to the fine qualities that you attribute to Putin, I think that you are very, very far off base.
Putin and Russia have their own interests in all of this. Their concerns about Christians have nothing at all to do with it, except as it may serve to further their other goals.
Your comments sound like a love letter to Putin. Sickening.
Who protects the Christians in the Middle East? Certainly not the United States.
Does Putin have Russia's interest at stake here? Of course he does.
Does Obama have America's interest at stake here? Show me how.
Why not applaud the president who stands up for his country and for Christians, even if it isn't our president?
(We're not at war with the Russians; what's the problem with it?)