The Folly of Russian Reset

For the last three years, the United States has pursued a policy of “reset” with a Russian regime that, according to the State Department’s own reporting, runs a “mafia state.” Now, the people of Moscow are denouncing that government. The danger, however, is that they will turn against the United States as well.

The “reset” policy, launched, appropriately enough, with a mistranslation of the word for reset in Russian, was absurd from the beginning. It assumed that a regime that sanctioned the nuclear poisoning in London of Alexander Litvinenko, invaded Georgia, and aided the nuclear development of Iran was incorrigible not because of its moral corruption but because of the actions of former president George W. Bush.

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