Department of Rumsfeld

Friday, October 12, 2001

Rumsfeld In a Time Warp?
Pravda 2001-08-17
"US Defense Minister Donald Rumsfeld irritatingly mentioned in the interview to the TV channel PBS that he “was conducting negotiations with enemy” in Moscow. President Putin and Russian Foreign Minister are “enemies” for America. Rumsfeld added that there was no special need to continue negotiations pertaining the AMB national system with Russia. This was said after Putin and Bush publicly swore at the recent summit they would have mutual understanding and cooperation for ages. Rumsfeld himself claimed before his recent visit to Moscow that the US did not consider Russia to be their enemy and that the Cold War era was behind. Nevertheless Rumsfeld’s recent speech was just a slap in Moscow’s face. His speech was not against Washington policy – they know what they want there."