Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Cheney set the table, Putin sat down for dinner
But he then traveled to Kazakhstan, a country whose system of managed pluralism/managed democracy/authoritarianism is more pronounced that Russia's. And the Vilnius principles were replaced by much more pragmatic concerns.
Putin had this to see in his State of the Federation speech today: "Where is all this pathos about protecting human rights and democracy when it comes to the need to pursue their own interests? Here, it seems, everything is allowed, there are no restrictions whatsoever."
And whoever says different is a supporter of Terrorism.
And its just like a US-freedom-of-action-in-foreign-policy-obsessed American to miss that.