“We hope these consultations will not serve as cover for some unilateral action.”

That’s our good friend and trusted ally, Russian president Vladimir Putin, describing his concern that the U.S. will sneak in a defensive missile shield while we negotiate his proposal to build the shield in Azerbaijan

President Bush called the proposal, “interesting.”

It’s reassuring to know that the relationship between our country and Russia is based on such a firm foundation of trust. 

President Bush must have picked up on Putin’s trusting nature when he “looked him in the eye” back in 2001.

According to a story in the Miami Herald, “some analysts believe that the U.S.-Russia missile-defense flap illustrates that Bush has misread Putin throughout their six-year relationship.”

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