Bush-Cheney failures and Russian Imperialism

Russian Imperialism has been enabled by Bush/Cheney policy disasters.

Re Mark’s post on Russian Imperialism:

The Bush Cheney energy policy (doing whatever Texas Oil wants), refusal to take global warming seriously and adventure in Iraq combined helped raise the supply price of oil, giving Russia the economic power to pursue an Imperialist agenda (see Marshall Goldman’s Petrostate), vastly reduced the possibility of a “hard power” response (because our Army is tied down in Iraq and we have no strategic reserve), and reduced the capability of multilateral fora and the UN.

Elections really do have consequences.