via My Left Brain:
Putin wanted Bush re-elected not because they’re soul mates but because Bush’s pre-emptive doctrine on terrorism provides cover for Putin’s nuclear ambitions. He can now develop any kind of weapon system he wants and say “We have to protect ourselves against terrorists” and Washington can’t protest without seeming extremely hypocritical.
Couple that with some of Putin’s hardline reforms that are taking Russia backwards politically, and Bush may succeed in undoing what republicans believe is Reagan’s greatest legacy: ending the cold war.
Anyone feel a chill?
I feel a chill.