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MOSCOW, January 11. /TASS/. First deputy speaker of Russia’s upper house of parliament, the Federation Council, Frants Klintsevich, believes that in his farewell speech US President Barack Obama tried to present excuses for his actions to spread democracy around the world.
"In his last address Barack Obama said nothing new. Moreover, he said nothing at all, but for the same old habitual phrases about the United States’ greatness, attempts to belittle the potential of other countries (first and foremost, Russia and China), and attempts to excuse attempts to spread democracy around the world," Klintsevich said.
In his opinion Obama’s speech was an exact replica of all his presidency.
"Both Obama and his team had been trying to catch up with events or reacted to them with a considerable delay," Klintsevich said.
As a result of that policy international terrorism began to thrive and the Islamic State was turned into the terrorists' major strike force.
"The blame for this must be placed squarely on the United States and its outgoing president personally. Nobody cares if the rise of the Islamic State was a result of a deliberate policy by the United States or an effect of gross miscalculations," Klintsevich said.
In his opinion, Obama will go down in history as one of the weakest presidents of the United States and "future generations will hold him responsible for the current appalling condition of Russian-US relations, which made joint struggle against the Islamic State impossible."
"He has failed to realize to this day that the interests of two great powers may overlap or even clash not because of some intrigues by Moscow, but because it is a natural process having geopolitical causes," Klintsevich said.