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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Medvedev Mocks Mitt

Mitt Romney criticized President Obama for his overheard remark to Dmitry Medvedev that he would be more “flexible” in negotiations with Russia after this year’s elections.  Romney stated that Obama’s increased felixibility after the elections was “an alarming and troubling development,” and that Russia was "without question our number one geopolitical foe".  China, North Korea and Iran must be disappointed. Medvedev mocked Romney’s statement as  "very reminiscent of Hollywood and also of a certain phase in Russian-U.S. relations." He also suggested that presidential candidates should check their watches from time to time: it is 2012, not the mid-1970s.

Mitt Romney says that Russia is
Our enemy of late
Medvedev said to Romney, viz.
You’d better check the date.

The 1970’s are gone
So try to make some sense
And think before you ramble on
In matters of defense. 

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