Here’s a Quote from our fearless leader in 2001 about Russian President Vladamir Putin:
“I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straightforward and trustworthy.”
If you want to get a sense of just how off this statement was, check out NPR’s series on the New Russia
Russia under Putin is far from the kind of democratic society Western countries believed would develop from the Soviet Union’s ashes in 1991. The president has ended democratic reforms and reinstituted authoritarian rule, curtailed freedoms and returned parts of the economy to state control.
Yep, that’s what I call trustworthy.