Thanks to Putin, Russia has reverted back to the days of the evil empire. Remember when our president remarked about Putin, "I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straightforward and trustworthy."
He's so trustworthy that he's now selling a sophisticated air defense system to Iran. He's so straightforward that his administration denied the rumors that this sale would take place.
Our president is a very poor judge of people. The growing military cooperation between Russia and Iran is a serious matter and pretending that Russia is no longer an enemy is a grave mistake. We need leaders who will take the threats of Russia, China, the Marxists of South America and the Islamomaniacs seriously.
We must choose well in 2008 or we may not be choosing at all by 2012.