Is the Bush administration letting the old Soviet system rebuild?
Is it just my imagination, or is the Bush administration letting the old Soviet system regroup?
This could be one of the worst results of the Iraq conflict: given the opportunity to work with Russia, has the US taken its eye off the ball, and in fact encouraged Russia to move back to the Soviet era by refusing to sign new arms deals? I'm not sure it's been an entirely intentional push on Putin's part--he's been under great pressure from Chechnia--but he's ex-KGB and he clearly doesn't like political opponents.
After the US bombs Iran (next week or after Christmas?), and a new dictator is established in Iraq, do we then face another cold war with the USSR?
(While Iran rebuilds its nuclear capacity and funnels increasing funds to terrorism in revenge?)