But do you want to end up like Bush?

From the TimesOnline:

With Russian tanks only 30 miles from Tbilisi on August 12, Mr Sarkozy told Mr
Putin that the world would not accept the overthrow of Georgia’s Government.
According to Mr Levitte, the Russian seemed unconcerned by international
reaction. “I am going to hang Saakashvili by the balls,” Mr Putin declared.

Mr Sarkozy thought he had misheard. “Hang him?” — he asked. “Why not?” Mr
Putin replied. “The Americans hanged Saddam Hussein.”

Mr Sarkozy, using the familiar tu, tried to reason with him: “Yes but do you
want to end up like [President] Bush?” Mr Putin was briefly lost for words,
then said: “Ah — you have scored a point there.”

4 thoughts on “But do you want to end up like Bush?

  1. I remember when Shrub originally made his “if you say hello to a terrorist then you are a terrorist – justifying us attacking you” speech.
    I was talking with someone who is rather hawkish. Both of us were talking and couldn’t believe the implications if some country decided to apply that doctrine. Not to mention we could name despots throughout history who could use this doctrine to justify some of the most dispicable behaviors. For that matter, it could be used to fully justify Saddam Hussein who we would eventually overthrow.
    Within the next few weeks, Israel stood up in the UN and applied this “doctrine” to justify their actions.
    And what about if you use the Rush Limbaugh definition of terrorist (anyone who I don’t like). The Shrub “Doctrine” could be used to justify the 9/11 jets as the financial hub is what supports the terrorists.

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