Professor Stephen Cohen, America’s top Russian expert, says that he and other authorities have no input into US policy toward Russia. He says that there is no
discourse, no debate, and that this is unprecedented in American foreign policy.
He says that the “ongoing extraordinary irrational and nonfactual demonization of Putin” is an indication of “the possibility of premeditated war with Russia.”
Key points from Professor Cohen’s speech can be found here: http://russia-insider.com/en/2015/03/20/4761