Saturday, July 15, 2006

Bush/Putin Icy Exchange

My Way News - Bush Blocks Russia WTO Bid in Icy Exchange:

"'I talked about my desire to promote institutional change in parts of the world like Iraq where there's a free press and free religion,' Bush said at the news conference, 'and I told him that a lot of people in our country would hope that Russia would do the same thing.'

Putin, in a barbed reply, said: 'We certainly would not want to have the same kind of democracy as they have in Iraq, I will tell you quite honestly.' Bush's face reddened as he tried to laugh off the remark. 'Just wait,' Bush replied about Iraq.

Putin also said Russia would not take part 'in any crusades, in any holy alliances' - a remark seemingly intended to win points with Arab allies. Bush's national security adviser, Stephen Hadley, said he was perplexed by the comment."

Haha, Putin has a set of balls on him. Good for him to step up and speak what is really on his mind. And Bush's "Just wait" comment is so childish - but what else could you expect from a guy who's been at this G8 conference for 2 days total and spent half of one of those days mountain biking? Fiddle on "W", fiddle on.

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