Now it is another piece at Reason, written by Steve Chapman and entitled "Trump Forces a GOP Retreat On Russia." Chapman doesn't consider the so-called retreat to be a good thing.
He begins by favorably citing Mitt Romney from three years ago, calling out Obama for his naiveté regarding Russia:
"…the president wasn't able to shape the kinds of events that may have been able to prevent the kinds of circumstances that you're seeing in the Ukraine, as well as the things that you're seeing in Syria."
Ukraine being right next to Russia; Syria, where Russia was legally invited by the president of the country to help put down a terrorist revolution. These are, somehow, the business of the United States government, according to beltway libertarians.