Originally Posted by lib
I doubt he made this decision on a whim. The process leading up to this announcement likely began before Obama & Putin met back in early July. It's unlikely that the date of this announcement was simply a mistake.
He's trying to send a message.
From the team that snubbed a British Prime Minister and then gave him DVDs he couldn't even watch, gave the Queen an ipod full of his own speeches, and mispelled 'Reset' on the buttton they gave to the Russians, I am guessing incompetence is more likely. Besides I cannot imagine what message that might be.