JULY 25, 2009Can you imagine Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's reaction to this?
"Biden Says Weakened Russia Will Bend to U.S."
By PETER SPIEGEL
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview that Russia's economy is "withering," and suggested the trend will force the country to make accommodations to the West on a wide range of national-security issues, including loosening its grip on former Soviet republics and shrinking its vast nuclear arsenal.
Can you imagine Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's reaction?
This is what the Kennedy School of Government is for. This is what some think tank at Johns Hopkins is for.
I am betting this is even more undiplomatic than the Secretary of State's comment, while in Asia, no less, about the DPRK being like unruly children.
I am hoping this is just the result of a sirocco passing over DC and having a temporary adverse impact on personalities.
Regards -- Cliff
♠ Is that actually a double negative? Opinions are welcome.