Hillary Clinton reportedly compared Vladimir Putin to Hitler. The analogy is off, and also seems unpresidential (which isn’t irrelevant in Clinton’s case).
Today’s Putin was nervous, angry, cornered, and paranoid, periodically illuminated by flashes of his own righteousness. Here was an authoritarian dancing uncomfortably in his new dictator shoes, squirming in his throne.
I especially love the mention of Putin’s popularity, as if Cohen thinks we should care deeply about the approval rating of someone who has helped stymie a free press, and cracked down mercilessly on all opposition and civil society.
There are only 3 cases in which a nation can use force against another nation. Does this pass that test?
Today’s news roundup about the escalating crisis.
They’ve had NO coverage of the anti-war protests in Moscow and St. Petersburg, which, shockingly enough, were brutally broken up by police.