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    I'm furious about my squandered nation.

    Friday, October 12, 2007

    Putin Says Missile Plan a Mistake

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    Russia opposes U.S. plans to put a missile defense system in Poland and Czech Republic. The United States says the system is designed to protect against missile threats from Iran and North Korea; the Russians believe it is aimed at Russia.

    "We hope," Putin said, "you will not be forcing forward your relations with the East European countries."

    It was meant to be 60-second photo-op. Instead Putin spoke for nearly 10 minutes.

    Rice seemed taken aback by the comments. When Putin was finished, she tried to strike a diplomatic tone. Ignoring the specifics raised by Putin, she recalled his meeting with President Bush in July.

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