The New York Times reports a troubling development in Russia-U.S. relations. Even worse than when Cheney and Putin called each other despots.
The marriage between Putin and Bush erupted into relative chaos after disputes over missile defense systems. Basically, Putin said: if you point your missiles at us, we'll point our missiles at your friends.
Apparently, Putin is worried that Bush is a little trigger happy. Who knew?
Bush's quick reaction to Russia's disapprobation could be considered as somewhat surprising given the administration's love of Europe. Perhaps we really want to get the revenue from those missiles in the Czech Republic and Poland. It's probably more cost effective than giant satellite lasers.
A hell of a way to kick off the G8 summit.
I remember the embattled couple in more happy times...