Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.
But we did EXACTlY what you said to TWO middle eastern nations already.
Did we seek Putin's permission to do so?
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
A couple of days ago I saw a tweet by a celebrity that, paraphrased, said that Obama's statement about the Ukraine was either a stern warning to Putin or just a wish that we all had a nice weekend. Obama is hopelessly over his head in foreign policy because he doesn't understand the appearance of force in political relationships. To have power you have to look resolute with your allies and strong to your enemies. Obama is content to use drones as our primary military force because at home he gets good headlines and there is no downside because no troops are harmed. He only cares about domestic politics. If he was as good at leading as he is appearing to lead we'd have one hell of a president. Sadly, this is far from the case.
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury." Attributed to Alexander Tytler