From:BBC NEWS | Europe | Russia warns of nuclear defence:
Russia warns of nuclear defence
Gen Baluyevsky sees a threat from countries seeking global hegemony
Russia’s military chief of staff has said Moscow is ready to use force, including pre-emptively and with nuclear weapons, to defend itself.
Gen Yuri Baluyevsky said Russia had no plans to attack anyone, but it was important that other countries clearly understood its leaders’ resolve
Remember, just a few years ago, W looked into Putin’s eyes and said, “He’s a good man.” We can trust him. Considering that we’re willing to develop new nukes, and W’s belief in the Unitarian executive, I think Bush just admires a guy who can get stuff done without that pesky democracy.