Remember this exchange between Obama and then Russian president, and Putin's right-hand man, Dmitry Medvedev in March 2012 at the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea?
Obama: "This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility."
Medvedev: "I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir"
Well, here is an artist's impression of what was said yesterday:
Obama: "So how did you like that whole "costs" part? Was it too much? I think they bought it."
Vladimir: "You have been fantastic. Truly flexible, and so persuasive: I almost believed it myself. Great job comrade."