Putin: Cheney Shooting Self in Face; or Something Like That
| Wed Jul. 12, 2006 1:37 PM EDT
Asked about Cheney's remarks [that Russia is increasingly undemocratic and is using its energy reserves as a weapon against its neighbors] Putin said, "I think the statements of your vice president of this sort are the same as an unsuccessful hunting shot."
Jokes aside, though, this is one more small indication that "U.S.-Russia relations are clearly headed in the wrong direction."