Barack Obama's Diary: Putin's puttin' Sun Tzu's principles into practice

Dear Diary:  The more that I have been reading Sun Tzu's Art of War, the more concerned I have become that these are the  exact techniques  that Putin has been using against me. Sun Tzu says“Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy without fighting.”  This is exactly what Putin has done in Ukraine.
Sun Tzu again: “Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you do move, fall like a thunderbolt.”  I would keep my plans dark and impenetrable as night, if I had a strategy. Joe Biden's lunchtime bloviating is as close as I get to a strategy.  My reaction to most setbacks is to lie. Usually works for me. That, or blame George Bush. But enough about me.