Angela Merkel Says Vladimir Putin Is Out to Lunch

| Mon Mar. 3, 2014 1:01 AM EST

The latest on the Ukraine front:

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany told Mr. Obama by telephone on Sunday that after speaking with Mr. Putin she was not sure he was in touch with reality, people briefed on the call said. “In another world,” she said.

Wonderful. In related news, I think David Ignatius gets things about right here.