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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