A Quid Pro Quo

Reuters says Russia and the United States have arrived at a deal whereby the United States will be permitted to ship non-lethal supplies through Russian territory to Afghanistan. At the moment there is no word on what the United States will pay for this largesse, but rest assured, Putin will want something. The question is, what has Obama agreed to give Putin?



We all know what the price will be

It’s Georgia Putin wants

Obama says it will kill me

But you can have it once

We move the Braves to Illinois

And shift some other clubs

Though I am sure it will annoy

The White Sox and the Cubs

And then I want, said Putin’s smile

Ukraine and Poland too

The near abroad, just for a while

Then given back to you

But not until we’ve had a chance

To put in place our men

The guys who took us to the dance

And’ll take us there again

Done and done, Obama laughed

Done cheaply at the price

Much less than our Chicago graft

And nearly twice as nice

And what we get for what we gave

Just puts my mind at ease

A dozen cans of Burma Shave

And Russian MREs



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