Sunday, October 7, 2007

Putin Shreds Bush

Is the United States coming off as a pushy country? I think that President Bush had a little "America's way or the high way" sort of attitude and arrogance. I think is paradox to what America was founded on - diversity. Democracy is great and it sure has done a great deal for the United States, but what works for one country may not work for another, and I think Americans need to realize this. This may sound cliché but nothing is perfect, America and Russia both have their flaws. Additionally if you take a look at Putin’s approval ratings (about 80%) by the Russian people they are significantly higher than that of Presidents Bush’s approval ratings( about 32%) by Americans. Clearly Putin is doing something right for Russia.

I found this interesting considering what is happening with Russian politics today. Putin has just been named head of the major political party in Russia and could become the next Prime Minister. The question remains will he go for another two terms as president? Currently the Russian Constitution says that a President can only sever a limit of two consecutive terms. Putin's two consecutive terms are ending soon. It should be interesting to see what happens, will Putin play a behind the scenes role in Russian politics or will he take a short break and then go for another two presidential terms? Putin’s approval rating President Bush’s approval rating

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