I read this morning that Valdimir Putin took the US policy in Iraq out behind the woodshed. Some of it is a bit scary:
He said Russia would pursue an independent foreign policy, and defended his country's arms sales to Iran as a way of reaching out to that Middle Eastern power, which is under pressure from the U.S. and Europe to curtail its nuclear program. Russia has supplied some air defense weapons to Tehran, he said, because "we don't want Iran to feel cornered," he said
Some of it is funny:
"Russia is constantly being taught democracy, and the people who try to teach it don't want to learn it themselves."
But all of it feels right on. You know, if enough people tell me that I might have a problem, they MIGHT be right. Ultimatetly I have to admit myself, but until I do the problem exacerbates. Mr. Putin said that the world is more dangerous than the Cold War today because of the unilateral nature by which the US enacts foreign policy.
I see his point.