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Washington Examiner: Ted Cruz: Obama's weakness partially to blame for Russian aggression

Sen. Ted Cruz said President Obama's "weakness" has embolden Russian President Vladimir Putin to act militarily in Ukraine's Crimea region.

"Putin fears no retribution" from the United States, said the Texas Republican in an interview shown Sunday on ABC's "This Week."

Cruz, who called Putin a "KGB thug," said the Obama administration's policy has been to "alienate and abandon" U.S. allies and to "coddle and appease our

"You better believe Putin sees in Benghazi [Libya], four Americans are murdered and nothing happens, there's no retribution," he said. "You better believe that Putin sees that in Syria, Obama draws a red line and ignores the red line."

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