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Russian President: ‘Obama is a thinker — unlike other people’

By David Edwards
Monday, April 12, 2010 8:59 EDT
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that President Obama is a “thinker” unlike “other people.” The Russian president seemed to be referring to President George W. Bush.

“I won’t name anyone by name,” he said.

In a rambling fashion, Medvedev also talks in vague terms about an “agreement” reached between President Barack Obama and his own country over reducing the number of active missiles in their respective arsenals.

“We agreed upon and we spoke about with President Obama and talked about with American representatives that we should cooperate in the creation of global missile defense systems,” he added. “But if that process will go eventually on such a scenario which, according to our impression, will lead to the quantity changes, then such a question could be posed by our side. And this is the principle of that reasoning, and understanding as well about that oral statement yesterday.”

The creation of a US missile shield in Europe, aimed at deflecting a threat from a nuclear-armed Iran and potentially from Russia itself, has been a sore point between Russia and the United States.

This video is from ABC’s Good Morning America, broadcast April 12, 2010.


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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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Medvedev implies Bush not a ‘thinker’

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that President Obama is a “thinker” unlike “other people.” The Russia president seemed to be referring to President George W. Bush. “I won’t name anyone by name,” he said.

RAW STORY has more details.

This video is from ABC’s Good Morning America, broadcast April 12, 2010.



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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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