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  •  An opportunity for Putin? (0+ / 0-)

    Or a way out? PBO is right to lower expectations - and certainly right to keep the pressure on.

    •  Yes, Putin took a opportunity (0+ / 0-)

      Grabbed it and ran with it. More power to him.

      And for a lot of reason we can expect Obama to keep the threat extant and the pressure on.

      Only, what if?

      That's the problem with ultimatums and why good negotiators avoid them.  

      Never walk away unless you have a better deal and never leave money on the table.

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