Sunday, July 16, 2006

Chilly Summer Summit

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia Jul 15, 2006 (AP)- In a chilly summit prelude, President Bush blocked Russia's entry into the World Trade Organization on Saturday and President Vladimir Putin mockingly said Moscow doesn't want the kind of violence-plagued democracy the United States has fostered in Iraq

"I talked about my desire to promote institutional change in parts of the world like Iraq where there's a free press and free religion, and I told him that a lot of people in our country would hope that Russia would do the same thing." (Bush about Putin)


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"We certainly would not want to have the same kind of democracy as they have in Iraq, I will tell you quite honestly." (Putin about Bush.)


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Putin also said Russia would not take part "in any crusades, in any holy alliances" - a remark seemingly intended to win points with Arab allies. Bush's national security adviser, Stephen Hadley, said he was perplexed by the comment.


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Source: AP


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