March 16, 2014

Putin Has Always Been a Bush Wannabe

Michael Bohm, Moscow Times

The Associated Press

The other leader Putin admires, surprisingly enough, is U.S. President George W. Bush — a ­modern-day "imperialist" in his own right. Despite all of Putin's outspoken criticisms of Bush's unilateralism and expansionist foreign policy, Putin was always a Bush wannabe. Deep down, he marvelled at Bush's strength and defiance in defending what he believed to be his country's national interests.

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