Leah Barkoukis

When it comes to working with the United States, Russia is “playing a zero sum game,” Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News Thursday.

"The premise of the whole reset policy was that we are not in competition and Putin could not believe his luck, to come across a naif from the White House who believed that," he said. "The Russians did not cooperate on Iran. They're running Syria. They're arming Syria. Thumbing their nose at us with Snowden and now Ukraine. And they are playing a zero sum game."

"The fact that no one answers our call in the Defense Ministry in Kiev is a sign of how weak and irrelevant the U.S. has become," he continued. "I can assure you that if Putin's on the line, the phone is answered."

Leah Barkoukis

Leah Barkoukis is the online features editor and web editor at Townhall.com.

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