Putin’s soul pulled a fast one on President Bush.
Their much-hyped friendship seems to be in tatters. Putin has been moving backwards on the whole democracy thing and has developed quite a habit for arresting those who back opposing political figures. He has blasted the U.S. for getting involved in the Ukraine election debate. And now, he is expressing doubts that the Iraqis can pull of a reasonable election under the current circumstances.
“Honestly speaking, I cannot imagine how it is possible to organize elections under the conditions of occupation by foreign forces.”