George W. Bush

Pooty Poot: U.S. policies "dictatorial"

The He-Man Democracy Haters ClubOur international reputation must be getting worse if a man who is actively consolidating power in his own country calls us out. This is the same man who Bush has nicknamed Pooty Poot. Aren't these two guys buddies? Something must have happened behind the scenes to increase tensions.

From Reuters:

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of pursuing a dictatorial foreign policy and said mounting violence could derail progress toward bringing peace and democracy to Iraq.

"Even if dictatorship is packaged in beautiful pseudo-democratic phraseology, it will not be able to solve systemic problems," Putin said. "It may even make them worse."

Even though he's currently behaving like a dictator himself, he's got it right.