Maintaining Optimism in the Face of Reality. Occasional observations on the state of the world, society, business and politics. Usually anchored by facts, always augmented by opinion.
Having seen earlier today that it wasn't being picked up by any of the so-called mainstream media, I actually forwarded the link on to a couple of national reporters. Ironically, even with the press crackdown, the Moscow Times picked up the story about Putin's aides as did Mosnews.com. Finally, this evening it appears Investor's Business Daily has picked it up.
This story really cuts to the heart of Kerry's sole critique of Bush's foreign policy, that it was something with Bush that prevented a broader alliance from being crafted for going against Iraq. (Of course, in the days after the debates, all of our current non-allies confirmed that they plan to continue their non-support even if Kerry were in the White House.) Bush is apparently throwing a change-up on Wednesday, delivering a "significant speech" on the war on terror rather than the planned speech on medical liability reform. [Reuters via Yahoo] I'll certainly be curious to hear what he has to say.
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