In the 2012 election, Mitt Romney called Russia our greatest geopolitical threat, and the media lauded Obama for saying the Cold War wanted its foreign policy back.
Ol' Joe agreed with his clean and articulate pal, saying this on "Face the Nation":
First of all, notice how articulate Joe Biden was a decade ago compared to now.
If you think he's not suffering from serious mental decline these days, you crazy.
Anyway, two years after this clip, Russia invaded Crimea and conquered it. Then they proceeded to dominate energy production in Europe, with their new Nord Stream 2 pipeline that would circumvent Ukraine and Poland, allowing them even greater dominance. They remain a massive nuclear power, have developed new hypersonic missile capacities, and are allied closer with communist China.
Now, they appear set to conquer two new regions of Ukraine with the largest mobilization of troops since WWII.