In a New York Times article about the current events going on in Ukraine and the President’s efforts to deal with this situation, there is the following passage regarding a phone call that the President took today from German Chancellor Angela Merkel:
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany told Mr. Obama by telephone on Sunday that after speaking with Mr. Putin she was not sure he was in touch with reality, people briefed on the call said. “In another world,” she said.
I don’t know what bothers me more–that Merkel said that she thinks the leader of one of the most powerful nuclear armed states in the world, who has embarked on a very dangerous course of action is not playing with a full deck, or that staff thought that this was something that needed to be put out into the world.
Updated–added a link to the article.