Blast from the Past
Ezra from Pandagon
has fun with the hypocrisy in US-Russia relations stemming from Bush's apparent crush on Putin
At their first meeting in June 2001, George W. Bush peered into Vladimir Putin's soul and pronounced himself delighted with what he found. Ever since, Bush has treated the Russian president as one of his favorite companions.
I'm pretty sure that this is the reason
Acting President Vladimir Putin dominates the news on Monday, making an unannounced trip to war-torn Chechnya by SU-27 fighter jet. The usually staid Mr. Putin cut a dashing figure, climbing out of the aircraft in a bomber jacket and pilot's mask. One news agency reported he took the controls during the flight.Bush:
You can be my wingman any time.
Bullshit, you can be mine.