It’s one thing when Russia’s ‘bad cop’ Prime Minister Putin smacks you around. That’s to be expected. But now instead of offering us cigarettes and a cup of coffee, President Medvedev, Russia’s ‘good cop’, is taking out the rubber hose.Read it all in the New York Times.
In an interview Friday that was timed to the third anniversary of Russia’s war with Georgia, President Dmitri A. Medvedev said top United States officials played a key role in events that touched off the war, and offered a withering assessment of a recent Senate resolution on Georgia’s behalf, which he said reflected “the personal tastes of certain elderly members of the Senate.”
Shame about the reset; while it lasted, it was one of the Obama administration’s signature achievements. There’ll be a longer post soon about the state of the US-Russia relationship.