19 September 2013
In the online version of Pravda, he laid into Putin, accusing him of running Russia like a tyrant while being the friend of tyrants. “I am not anti-Russian,” McCain insisted, “I am pro-Russian, more pro-Russian than the regime that misrules you today.” McCain made no attempt to justify American foreign policy, the focus of Putin's piece in the Times, but satisfied himself with trashing Putin—a message of heat rather than light.
The good senator may not have as wide an audience as Putin did. Pravda.ru is not the famous Pravda, former flagship publication of the Soviet Communist Party, just a website with a limited following, although there's a rumour his piece may go viral in Russia. In any case, read it for yourself here. Duke it out, boys.
Posted by Bill Longstaff at 5:57 pm