Monday, October 18, 2004

Another endorsement?

Putin: Terror attacks aimed at Bush

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that terrorists are aiming to derail U.S. President George W. Bush's chances at re-election through their attacks in Iraq.

"I consider the activities of terrorists in Iraq are not as much aimed at coalition forces but more personally against President Bush," Putin said at a news conference after a regional summit in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe.

"International terrorism has as its goal to prevent the election of President Bush to a second term," he said. "If they achieve that goal, then that will give international terrorism a new impulse and extra power."

I've said it before, and I'm saying it again; Russia's a partner. They get it. Even they recognize that Kerry doesn't.


Blogger Jane said...

Japan also came out for Bush and Malaysia for Kerry.

7:07 PM  
Blogger andy said...

Good point on Japan. WSJ article on Sept 28 quotes Japanese Foreign Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi as saying "Relations between Japan and the US are the best in Years."

Japan also contributing $5billion USD to Irq and helping in Afganistan as well.

Another good point: Because Japan has been so unobtrusive politically in the post-World War II era, it's importance has often been underestimated. (umm John Kerry come to mind?).

Japan is helping with North Korea, and also sees trade and relationship with China improving and important to stability in Asia.

10:17 PM  
Blogger The American Warmonger said...

It is obvious to anyone that has been looking that Kerry has already failed in one campaign promise: he will not be able to round up a "real" multinational force anywhere.

Has anyone heard anything about which way Nepal is going yet?

11:55 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

I didn't know there was a question of which way Nepal would go - the Nepalese went berserk after the executions, I assumed they were firmly on board.

12:07 AM  

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