Comments on: How the next U.S. president should manage Russia http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/13/how-the-next-u-s-president-should-manage-russia/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Benny27 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/13/how-the-next-u-s-president-should-manage-russia/#comment-1129986 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:31:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47498#comment-1129986 Mottjr complains about the aid given to Pakistan. Maybe the aid ticked up under Clinton, but they only have nukes because of Ronnie the senile actor Reagan. This is why political point scoring doesn’t work on an issue that the parties agree on.

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By: Whipsplash http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/13/how-the-next-u-s-president-should-manage-russia/#comment-1129977 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 16:29:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47498#comment-1129977 ‘Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton jokes “I don’t admire very much about Mr. Putin.” Even President Barack Obama is not immune from the name calling, describing Putin as “looking like the bored kid in the back of the classroom” and taunting him by calling Russia merely a “regional power.”’
This is exactly how we’re treating Russia and Putin and how we should continue to treat them, like the joke that they are. Russia’s economy is in the toilet along with any respect he may have once had around the world. They are in the process of fading and drying on the vine of relevance.
The GOP seems to want to build up Russia’s relevance, don’t put these fools in office.

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By: Mottjr http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/13/how-the-next-u-s-president-should-manage-russia/#comment-1129970 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 15:35:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47498#comment-1129970 @Calvin2K: I did mean Clinton as the spike in aid happened in the past 7 years as can be seen at – www.cgdev.org/page/aid-pakistan-numbers

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By: Charlesequine http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/13/how-the-next-u-s-president-should-manage-russia/#comment-1129961 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:52:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47498#comment-1129961 The last President though the Russians loved him. So he ignored Putin. That was a mistake.

The next President, like the last one, should learn how how to deal with Putin. For this time there is no honeymoon – the last one blew that.

Obama is ‘gone’ and Putin is still there, like he was before the ‘changemaster’ showed up.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/13/how-the-next-u-s-president-should-manage-russia/#comment-1129941 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 17:02:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47498#comment-1129941 Russia is on a path to third world status and Putin is relatively unimportant. Greedy fascist dictators will always fail eventually. Russia’s influence and importance is only due to their oil and gas reserves and that will fade as those commodities become less important. The GOP only keeps them in the conversation because they have an old base who still remembers the cold war and are incapable of moving into modern times.

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By: Calvin2k http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/13/how-the-next-u-s-president-should-manage-russia/#comment-1129940 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:52:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47498#comment-1129940 @mottjr: “Clinton did the most dis-service to the nation by aiding Pakistan to the tune of aiding $3B to $7B per year during Afghanistan war”

You mean Bush, not Clinton. “Afghanistan war” began in late 2001, under George W. Bush.

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By: Mottjr http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/13/how-the-next-u-s-president-should-manage-russia/#comment-1129939 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:14:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47498#comment-1129939 Iran in light of Pakistan, is just a distraction.

Clinton did the most dis-service to the nation by aiding Pakistan to the tune of aiding $3B to $7B per year during Afghanistan war that went mostly to acquire Chinese missiles and building about 100 nuclear bombs to-date and continuing.

This will come-around to bite us – just like the ones we have aided and trained surely, came around to hurt and haunt us. Regrettable reality.

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By: WROZ http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/13/how-the-next-u-s-president-should-manage-russia/#comment-1129935 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:57:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47498#comment-1129935 The rotten tomatoes hurled at Putin by Cruz, Rubio and Obama are spot on, but ill-considered, as Cohen writes. But just as importantly, the column highlights one among many compelling reasons why the indiscriminate wave of populist calls for America to retreat behind her sea borders is misguided, potentially tragically misguided. Listen up Sanders and Trump enthusiasts!

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