Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Why Obama Really Cancelled On Putin

August 8, 2013 11:00 AM
Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Why Obama Really Cancelled On Putin
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" BOSTON (CBS) - They could not be more different.

One man is a mild-mannered progressive who went to Harvard. The other is a tough guy former-KGB agent who likes to pose topless for the cameras and hangs out with the likes of Steven Segal.

So let’s be honest, Barack Obama and Vladamir Putin were already starting in a weird place.

Still, they found ways to get along – or at least pretend to – in meetings held in both of their respective countries.

Then Edward Snowden came along and leaked info on the government’s surveillance programs only to find asylum in Russia.

And things just fell apart.

President Obama had no choice but to cancel a planned meeting with Putin at the G20 next month.

At least that’s the narrative we’re hearing "

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