Comments: Russia was in fact ruined.
Bullshit. I knew a guy who pretty much was the Soviet Union in one individual, and he had some talent to go with his bad intentions. After his wife finally left and he had no one left to expertly beast on, he hung himself. Whose fault is that?
Russia was killed by Lenin and a trainload of Bolsheviks sent by Germany during the Great War to destroy them from within, and nobody blames the Germans. We beat the Russians fair and square, not that they ever played that way.
If the Russians are pissed at us, it's not about the Cold War, it's about foisting democracy on them. They loved having the US as an adversary--in the Russian mind it was their sole claim to greatness. That is why Putin is so determined to have us back in that role.
Posted by james wilson at May 8, 2012 10:08 AM