Monday, January 7, 2008

A souless comment?

Takes one to know one?

Pretty irresponsible comment on a world leader and this from someone who touts her foreign policy experience.

Hillary: Putin 'doesn't have a soul'
From Politico:

This isn't going to play well in Moscow.

Speaking in Hampton this evening, Hillary Rodham Clinton said the president of Russia "doesn't have a soul."

She was riffing on the danger of inexperience, and reliance on personal relationships, in foreign affairs, indirectly comparing Obama to George W. Bush, who notoriously looked into Vladimir Putin's soul and liked what he saw.

"I could have told him — he was a KGB agent. By definition he doesn’t have a soul," Clinton joked.

She may have been echoing John McCain's somewhat less personal shot at Putin: "I looked into his eyes and saw three letters: a K, a G and a B."