Monday, July 17, 2006

Putin His Foot In Mouth

You may have heard about the barbed exchange at the weekend press conference between George W. Bush and Russian president Vladimir Putin. The London Free Press reports --
Bush said he offered Putin some suggestions.

"I talked about my desire to promote institutional change in parts of the world like Iraq where there's a free press and free religion," Bush said at the news conference.

Putin, in reply, said: "We certainly would not want to have the same kind of democracy as they have in Iraq, I will tell you quite honestly." Bush's face reddened as he tried to laugh off the remark. "Just wait," he replied.
For Americans, it's humiliating enough to read about it. It's worse to see the entire room of reporters and diplomats erupting in laughter at Bush's stupidity.

Think Progress has the video.

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