There's a very revealing video of Russian ex-President (now Prime Minister) Vladimir Putin's response to a question about terrorism at a G-8 summit press conference back in in early 2008 that has surfaced. Putin apparently has very different ideas about dealing with Islamist terrorism than the current occupant of the White House.
Here's the transcript:
FRENCH JOURNALIST: ...Don't you think that by trying to eradicate terrorism in Chechnya you are going to eradicate the civilian population of Chechnya?
VLADIMIR PUTIN: If you want to become an Islamic fundamentalist and be circumcised, come to Moscow. We are multiconfessional. We have very good specialists. I can recommend one for the operation. He'll make sure nothing grows back.
As you'll see on the video, Putin was deadly serious. Just a tad different from the dry, luke warm response of Barack Obama after the Christmas bombing, I think.
The only thing Vlad missed out on was the pigskin burial afterwards, but credit where credit is due.
I can only imagine how badly Putin punks Obama when it comes to face-to-face negotiations.
Hat Tip, Newsbusters.