I believe Obama just has no choice but saying stupid things. CIA made a huge and tragic mistake by trying to replicate in Ukraine the scenario that worked for them in the Arabic countries. But cultures in Arabic countries and Ukraine are different. As a result of U.S. intervention, nationalists and fascists came to power in Ukraine. U.S, government cannot acknowledge that that mistake was all theirs, so Obama has to say stupid things he himself doesn't believe in. I think, it's a nightmare for his. As a woman and mother I feel pity for him.
Yes, Elena, you're right. I checked - the current CIA Director is an Arabist. He masterminded the civil unrests in Lybia and Egypt that left thousands of people dead and national economies destroyed. Apparantly, he used his Arabic scenario in Ukraine.
So, CIA play their games, thousands of people get killed in their target countries, and U.S. taxpayers pay the bill. Great democracy #1!