Monday, October 22, 2007

Who Lost Russia?

"Why has Putin's Russia turned hostile? ... Who restarted the Cold War? ... Russia did not use its veto in the Security Council to block the U.S. war to drive Saddam Hussein, an ally, out of Kuwait. When 9-11 struck, Putin gave his blessing to U.S. troops using former republics as bases for the U.S. invasion, What was Moscow's reward for its pro-America policy? ... In 1999, the United States bombed Serbia, which has long looked to Mother Russia for protection, for 78 days, though the Serbs' sole crime was to fight to hold their cradle province of Kosovo, as President Lincoln fought to hold onto the American South. ... At the Cold War's end, the United States was given one of the great opportunities of history: to embrace Russia. ... Our mutual interests meshed almost perfectly. ... We blew it", Pat Buchanan at, 18 October.

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