CNN: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has accused the United States of orchestrating the conflict in Georgia to benefit one of the presidential election candidates. In an exclusive interview with CNN's Matthew Chance, Putin said the U.S. had encouraged Georgia to attack the autonomous region of South Ossetia.
Putin told CNN his defense officials had told him it was done to benefit a presidential candidate -- Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama are competing to succeed George W. Bush -- although he presented no evidence to back it up.
Gosh, is this the same Vladimir whose soul was seen by the naive George Bush? And now this?
Even more interesting is whether to believe him or the denial from the Bush Administration. Seems to me that both have the same credibility ranking. Can we believe that the Republicans would 'arrange' a little war so that McCain could take advantage of his 'foreign policy experience' over Obama?
Who could believe such a thing?