Posted in Videos, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 16th, 2006 8:04 am by HL
Putin Jabs Bush:We Certainly Would Not Want The Same Kind of Democracy As They Have in Iraq
During a press conference today at the G8 summit in Russia, President Bush told President Vladimir Putin that Americans want Russia to develop a free press and free religion like Iraq. To laughter and applause, Putin responded: We certainly would not want to have same kind of democracy as they have in Iraq, quite honestly. CNN& Ed Henry called it a tough jab. Watch it
The exchange underscores how the war in Iraq has damaged the standing of the United States, to the point where even modest encouragement for democratic reform is met with ridicule.