The world is teetering on the brink of another devastating arms race, brought about by the destabilizing, unilateral, "ignore the UN" attitude of the current crop of clowns in the White House, and poor George W. Bush just doesn't know what to do. This should surprise no one.
The man who single-handidly brought North Korea to the point of lobbing homemade nuclear bottle-rockets towards Japan -- the man who pushed Iran into building their own nuclear fireworks stand -- the man who ignored the UN and world opinion and justified the ouster of Saddam Hussein from Iran with a veil of lies and deceit, just doesn't understand why world leaders like Putin don't trust him.
Here he is again, trying to mend fences with Russia.
President Bush says U.S. plans for a missile defense system in Europe pose no threat to Russia. Russia's president says it is the start of a new arms race. VOA White House Correspondent Scott Stearns reports from Prague, where President Bush met with Czech leaders to discuss the missile defense plan.
"Russia is not our enemy. The enemy of free societies such as ours would be radicals or extremists or a rogue regime trying to blackmail the free world in order to promote its ideological objectives," he said. "My attitude on missile defense - not my attitude this is the truth - it is a purely defensive measure aimed not at Russia but at true threats."
Why on earth won't Putin just take George's word for it...?
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