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In wishing Bush well, Putin has message for Obama
Reuters ^ | 08/08/13 | Timothy Heritage

Posted on 08/08/2013 7:55:49 AM PDT by oxcart

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a telegram on Thursday to his old sparring partner, former U.S. President George W. Bush, wishing him a quick recovery from heart surgery.

It may have been coincidence that the Kremlin released details of the telegram a day after Barack Obama pulled out of a planned summit with Putin, but little is left to chance in Russian politics.

The warm words to the man who once said he looked Putin in the eye and got a "sense of his soul" highlighted how different the relationship is between the leaders in the Kremlin and the White House now.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Russia
KEYWORDS: bush; obama; putin; russia
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1 posted on 08/08/2013 7:55:49 AM PDT by oxcart
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To: oxcart

Unlike our current pres, Putin operates to strengthen his country in world affairs. I suspect Putin had/has a level or respect for Bush that he’ll never have for the Bamster. He knows he can steamroll the liberals running America right now, so he’s fine with them in power, but although he likes weakness of this administration, there is no respect.


2 posted on 08/08/2013 7:58:26 AM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: oxcart

It’s been made abundantly clear over the years that Putin and Bush had a healthy respect for each other... and Putin absolutely disdains Obama.


3 posted on 08/08/2013 7:58:51 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: oxcart

Probably the same message a lot of us have for Obama, Go f&*! yourself.


4 posted on 08/08/2013 7:59:24 AM PDT by sport
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To: sport

I think you are on to something!


5 posted on 08/08/2013 8:00:57 AM PDT by DooDahhhh
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To: ScottinVA

He is not alone in that. He at least has me with him.


6 posted on 08/08/2013 8:01:22 AM PDT by sport
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To: oxcart

the man who once said he looked Putin in the eye and got a “sense of his soul”

What a putz.


7 posted on 08/08/2013 8:05:09 AM PDT by DManA
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To: oxcart
Rooters, pretending that Obama is a serious world leader.

Its simple - Putin doesn't respect Obama because our president is a neophyte putz marxist.

9 posted on 08/08/2013 8:06:37 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: oxcart

You need to have a soul in order to see a soul.


10 posted on 08/08/2013 8:07:31 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: oxcart

Putin recognizes weakeness and “punkship”(the KGB is/was specialists in this). Obama in a First Class PUNK, Bush for all of his shortcomings is NOT(a PUNK)!


11 posted on 08/08/2013 8:07:39 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: ScottinVA
I am pretty sure that “O” is a global joke.

He is certainly a national joke...and that is what has to repulse Putin.

Powerful leaders... even bad ones... recognize and respect power in others, when they see it. Putin can regard "O" as a worthy opponent.

Putin looks at “O” and sees what we see... a poseur with no credentials.

12 posted on 08/08/2013 8:08:21 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: SMARTY

CORRECTION: Putin CANNOT regard “O” as a worthy opponent.


13 posted on 08/08/2013 8:09:08 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: US Navy Vet

I agree.

LLS


14 posted on 08/08/2013 8:09:14 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: oxcart

Two strong horses and a pony.


15 posted on 08/08/2013 8:09:58 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: bigbob
Putin doesn’t view Obama as a peer, like he did Bush, it seems more like Master-Slave.

I'm thinking it is more like adult-adolescent thug.

16 posted on 08/08/2013 8:10:10 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: oxcart

soetoro’s afraid of him.


17 posted on 08/08/2013 8:11:00 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: oldbrowser
Two strong horses and a pony.

More like two strong horses and a sewer rat that roars like a lion.

18 posted on 08/08/2013 8:11:38 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: oxcart


19 posted on 08/08/2013 8:12:29 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: oxcart

yeah, Bush had a gigantic, heaping blind spot when it came to Putin, and Obama is just a wuss.


20 posted on 08/08/2013 8:14:01 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: oxcart

Bkmk


21 posted on 08/08/2013 8:14:15 AM PDT by novemberslady (Texas For President)
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To: oxcart
Reuters doing their damnedist to hold that pig long enough to put some lipstick in it.
A couple of conclusions I got from that little wanna be puff piece;
Bush, love him or hate him was a LEADER.
Putin, love him or hate him is a LEADER.
Obama, love him or hate him ain't.
22 posted on 08/08/2013 8:14:31 AM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: ScottinVA

Putin is clearly racist.


23 posted on 08/08/2013 8:17:02 AM PDT by conservativebabe
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To: oxcart
I must admit I never thought I'd see a time when the Russian president would take the American president to leadership school, nor a time when that would be necessary, but here we are.

Not saying I like Putin, but he's a lot more like we used to be and I really miss US.

24 posted on 08/08/2013 8:19:50 AM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Romans 1:18-32)
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To: oxcart

Putin makes his point.


25 posted on 08/08/2013 8:25:35 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: oxcart

You have to admit there is something classy about Putin unlike the lout sitting in the oval office.


26 posted on 08/08/2013 8:26:33 AM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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To: oxcart
The story skipped over the rant little boy bummer had about Russia and putin’s stand on homosexuality - no gay parades in Russia, thank you -

Also, Putin (baptized as a baby - in secret - and who still carries on him, at all times, a cross his mother gave him on a trip to Israel) is bringing the church back to it's full prominence, saying that the church can save Mother Russia.

eAND Putin, last week, called upon the countries of the world to demand the rise in persecutions/killings of Christians be stopped, There hasn't been one peep from our dear leader on these persecutions, and killings - betcha he's yell bloody murder if a ‘Christian killed one of his Muzzie Brotherhood pals.

27 posted on 08/08/2013 8:26:33 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: oxcart

The Russians historically only understand one thing when it comes to world politics: “In-Your-Face” strength backed up by military might.

Putin’s had Obama’s number from the get go. He knows that Obama will not do one damn thing against anything he does. Putin knows a wuss when he sees one.


28 posted on 08/08/2013 8:26:35 AM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: Timber Rattler

yep - says it all


29 posted on 08/08/2013 8:29:52 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Tupelo
Bush, love him or hate him was a LEADER.

Yeah...We need tens of million more illegals and more decades long "compassionate wars" costing trillions...

A real LEADER!~

30 posted on 08/08/2013 8:31:43 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: oxcart

Western Union is gone.

It is no longer possible to send a telegram


31 posted on 08/08/2013 8:34:17 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: DManA

You should read the entire quote…

“I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straightforward and trustworthy. We had a very good dialogue. I was able to get a sense of his soul; a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country.”


32 posted on 08/08/2013 8:34:39 AM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: Obadiah

Putz.


33 posted on 08/08/2013 8:36:30 AM PDT by DManA
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To: oxcart

The real story is that Obama has not bothered last I checked to even send well wishes to Bush.


34 posted on 08/08/2013 8:36:59 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: dragnet2
Yeah...We need tens of million more illegals and more decades long "compassionate wars" costing trillions...A real LEADER!

Ironically enough,we can trace at least some of those problems back to when Reagan agreed to amnesty without first insisting that the border be secured. He made the mistake of believing that Congress would actually follow through with that.

35 posted on 08/08/2013 8:37:16 AM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: oxcart

I can see the Miss Me Yet bill board going up on Red Square.


36 posted on 08/08/2013 8:38:09 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (Avenge me Girls AVENEGE ME!!!! ( I don't have any son's))
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To: MEGoody

Funny, Obama blames Bush and the Bush fanatics blame Reagan....

Love it.


37 posted on 08/08/2013 8:38:27 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Obadiah

Knee jerk Busbashers don’t read or understand


38 posted on 08/08/2013 8:38:33 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: oxcart

Also worth pointing out is that Obama has not yet sent any message to ‘W’ (according to Drudge Report headline) which makes this an even more pointed slap at Obama. The pResident continues to demonstrate that he is a great campaigner but almost a zero in humanity, selflessness and charity.


39 posted on 08/08/2013 8:40:26 AM PDT by SES1066 (Government governs best when it governs least!)
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To: Tupelo
I agree with you.
Thinking Putin enjoyed visiting the ranch with President Bush.

I guess Putin just doesn't like feminine men.
40 posted on 08/08/2013 8:43:25 AM PDT by novemberslady (Texas For President)
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To: Obadiah

How bad is it when AMERICANS find something to like, and prefer, a lifetime Communist KGB man, to what is in the Whitehouse! When our political enemies start looking good in comparison to our own leaders we have admitted the bigger enemy is right here. For the love of G-d, somebody stand up and lead/unite us to save this country!


41 posted on 08/08/2013 8:43:49 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: GBA

It’s very simple really.

Putin loves his Country, Obama doesn’t love ours.

Out of the two, Putin is the Patriot.


42 posted on 08/08/2013 8:45:52 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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To: ScottinVA

43 posted on 08/08/2013 8:46:08 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SMARTY

Agree. He at least respected Bush as a leader and important global player. Obama’s basically a pop-culture creation...a sham... and everyone knows it.


44 posted on 08/08/2013 8:51:42 AM PDT by SMCC1
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To: ClearBlueSky

Crazy, isn’t it. I find myself perplexed that at moments like this I secretly root for guys like Putnin.


45 posted on 08/08/2013 8:51:53 AM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: oxcart

Bush and Putin - 2 men
Obama and Putin - 1 child and 1 man

That is all the difference you need to understand..


46 posted on 08/08/2013 8:56:21 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: SMCC1
He at least respected Bush as a leader and important global player. Obama’s basically a pop-culture creation...a sham... and everyone knows it.

A sham that the corrupt MSM covers and lies for in their ongoing effort to deceive the American public. The corrupt MSM excoriated Bush day after day, but they fiercely love and protect Obama the proven failure and incompetent.

47 posted on 08/08/2013 8:56:57 AM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: dragnet2
the Bush fanatics blame Reagan

You can believe what you want, but I wouldn't classify myself as a "Bush fanatic". I liked Bush, but not everything he did. (The bail outs come to mind.)

But you'd have to be ignorant of history not to acknowledge that Reagan made a mistake on not insisting the border be secured BEFORE amnesty was passed.

Or maybe just a Reagan fanatic. ;)

48 posted on 08/08/2013 9:01:53 AM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: ilgipper

I think you nailed it exactly right.


49 posted on 08/08/2013 9:06:16 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: MEGoody

Obama blames Bush and the Bush fanatics blame Reagan....

Of course Reagan made a mistake regarding amnesty...You’d think people like Bush would have learned from that many years later...

But the fact is, Bush never had any intention of protecting or securing our borders...

No?

Or are you just a Bush fan....(fanatic)


50 posted on 08/08/2013 9:06:39 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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