Sunday, July 26, 2009

Joe Biden's "Deep Thoughts" On Russia

Vice President Joe Biden offered his thoughts on Russia in an interview with the Wall Street Journal published yesterday. Russians, he said, "have a shrinking population base, they have a withering economy, they have a banking sector and structure that is not likely to be able to withstand the next 15 years, they're in a situation where the world is changing before them and they're clinging to something in the past that is not sustainable."

I wonder what President Obama's reaction was to these comments, given his efforts to "reset" relations with Russia and his pledge last month with President Dmitry Medvedev to finalize a nuclear weapons treaty by December?

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