How appropriate it is that a Russian is going to be the one to stop him. To me, God help all of us if he manages to get this going before he leaves office and his pundits call for a Constitutional Amendment to keep him in office or worse. It absolutely blows me away that knowing what Bush has done to us right here in using 9/11 and the Patriot Act to still as much abusive power as possible and change America and the world to his liking ignoring totally the wishes of the Democrats and we the people that Bushco is concerned that Russia under Putin is doing the same thing.
Listen to this crap! The Russian government under Vladimir Putin has amassed so much central authority that the power-grab may undermine Moscow's commitment to democracy, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Saturday. "In any country, if you don't have countervailing institutions, the power of any one president is problematic for democratic development," Rice told reporters after meeting with human-rights activists. Where the hell does Bushco have the room to talk?
"I think there is too much concentration of power in the Kremlin. I have told the Russians that. Everybody has doubts about the full independence of the judiciary. There are clearly questions about the independence of the electronic media and there are, I think, questions about the strength of the Duma," said Rice, referring to the Russian parliament. The U.S. is concerned about the centralization of power and democratic backsliding ahead of Russia's legislative and presidential elections in December and March. Putin will step down next year as president. He has said he would lead the ticket of the main pro-Kremlin party in the parliamentary elections and could take the prime minister's job later. Although she would not speculate about Putin's ambitions, Rice said there were signs that whatever transition occurs could be smooth. Rice worried about Putin's power
You could laugh at the idiocy of Bushco if this wasn't so serious. I have to laugh remembering Bush had the audacity to tell Putin he should model his Democracy after the hell he has created in Iraq. Anyway, Bush is not concerned about us but he's afraid Putin will stop his new world order and is trying to gum up Russia with problems!
Rice met with human rights activists Saturday while Bushco ignores his own. It was a low key effort designed so as not to rankle Putin. Rice and Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Friday received a chilly reception from Putin and senior Russian officials on U.S. proposals for cooperating on a missile defense system in Eastern Europe that Russia vehemently opposes. But as she has in the past, Rice declined comment on Putin's possible political future and said she did not raise the matter in her official discussions. Rice meets with civil rights activists
Traveling back to Washington on Saturday, Gates said that despite Russian officials' public rejection of new proposals made during the meetings, he believed that Putin was "intrigued by a couple of them" and was taking them seriously. I can't believe the never ending audacity. Putin will be rankled and he might have been intrigued at Bushco's idiocy but nothing will change, Putin will not Bend! As you know, Russia is supplying Iran and Syria with missiles, anti missile batteries and aircraft requiring Russian arming, and other advanced weaponry, as well as building the Bashir nuclear facility amongst other things and have declared they will protect their interests militarily.
Every one of you know, Bush doesn't care about us as he goes about widening the gap between classes in order to form his new societal order He has to concern himself with Putin though! He is concerned Putin will get in the way of his plan for new middle east and world order and with his ally China he will. To stave this off Bush and Rice are doing their damnedest to incite division for their gain as they do here successfully. Bush is trying to undermine Russia with internal problems so they are preoccupied but it will not work. Sound familiar?