No position taken by President-elect Donald Trump more upsets leading Republican legislators than his desire to reconcile with Russia. GOP propagandists routinely assert that 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney was right when he declared Russia “without question our No. 1 geopolitical foe.”
Perhaps in Neoconservative nightmares. But not in terms of America’s national interests.
Vladimir Putin is not a nice fellow. He apparently profited greatly from his political ascent; worse, he left a trailed of ruined, imprisoned, and murdered critics. Not all of the latter were angels and he might not be responsible for all of the casualties attributed to him. But …read more
Source: The Huffington Post